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BLM .:. Black Culture


The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is located in in Memphis, Tennessee
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is located in Memphis, Tennessee. Link: Stax Museum
Image: Avalon Frost; artwork: .kk.


BLM - a tribute to Black Music


How is it that people with another skin color are still victims of racial discrimination, harassment, and violent attacks in almost any area on this planet?


Imagine contemporary music without the musicians, singers, and songwriters with African roots? Our world would be so incredibly much poorer.

Below is a (incomplete) list of black musicians, singers, and songwriters intended to remind us how much they have influenced the fabric of our global culture.

Behind each link in the list below is a song from the respective artist on YouTube. So put on your headphones, skip the commercials and listen to a cross-section of the best that pop music has to offer. Be prepared for a journey through time that spans more than 60 years. Groove in the hall!


Nina Simone at Fillmore East, May 1970.
Nina Simone at Fillmore East, May 1970.
Image: Amazing Nina Documentary Film

Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding during a Jimi Hendrix Experience's performance
Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding during a Jimi Hendrix Experience's performance for Dutch TV.
Image: Beeld en Geluidwiki
 
Tina Turner and Eric Clapton, in concert at Wembley Stadium, England, 1987
Tina Turner and Eric Clapton, in concert at Wembley Stadium, England, 1987
Image: badgreeb pictures

Last concert of Ray Charles in 2003
Last concert of Ray Charles in 2003.
Image: Victor Diaz Lamich
 
Alicia Keys @ FIFA's 2010 World Cup Kickoff Concert
Alicia Keys @ FIFA's 2010 World Cup Kickoff Concert.
Image: William Haun
Michael Jackson, Dangerous World Tour 1993
Michael Jackson, Dangerous World Tour 1993
Image: Adrián Castañeda
 
Prince performing
Prince with "Cloud", his guitar
Image: nj Tare
 
Grandmaster Flash - James Lavelle's Meltdown Festival 2014
Grandmaster Flash - James Lavelle's Meltdown Festival 2014
Image: Victor Frankowski
B. B. King - Live at Konzerthaus Wien (Vienna)
B. B. King - Live at Konzerthaus Wien (Vienna)
Image: Werner100359
 
Grace JonesGrace Jones picture by Jean-Paul Goude, around 1980.
Grace Jones, picture by Jean-Paul Goude, around 1980. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Photo: Fred Romero
 
Miles Davis 1971
Miles Davis 1971
Photo: JPRoche
 
Stevie Wonder, Apollo Theater circa 1970
Stevie Wonder, Apollo Theater circa 1970
Image: Winston Vargas
 
John Coltrane in 1963
John Coltrane in 1963.
Image: Hugo van Gelderen
 
Sade Adu at SAP-Arena Mannheim, Germany
Sade Adu at SAP-Arena Mannheim, Germany
Image: Thilo Parg
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Image: his grace
 
Herbie Hancock playing keytar
Herbie Hancock playing keytar.
Image: Jesús Mena Quintana

Tracy Chapman in 2008
Tracy Chapman sings and plays acoustic guitar (2008).
Image: Pieter Morlion
 
Mariah Carey performing on Good Morning America
Mariah Carey performing on Good Morning America.
Image: SKS2K6
Mary J. Blige at Bumbershoot 2010
Mary J. Blige at Bumbershoot 2010.
Image: musicisentropy
 
And some more:

Snoop Dogg .:. Bobby Brown .:. Destiny's Child .:. Toni Braxton
En Vogue .:. Teyana Taylor .:. Future .:. The Neville Brothers
Youssou N'Dour ft. Neneh Cherry .:. Iyeoka
H.E.R. .:. Wynton Marsalis .:. Lenny Kravitz .:. Hempress Sativa
Childish Gambino .:. Terence Trent D'Arby .:. Soul II Soul .:. Snap!
Faithless .:. Black Pantera (Brazil) .:. Seal

Tiken Jah Fakoly : Is It Because I'm Black?

Four Women: Lisa Simone, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Angélique Kidjo.

Soul Deep 1 - Ray Charles and the Birth of Soul
Young blind Ray learned to read music by Braille.

!! Eartha Kitt Said Black Lives Matter in 1968!!!!!

Black Lives Matter (official website)

No matter no matter what color, you are still my brother (Timmy Thomas)


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Crowd of people cheering at a live concert
SustaIned applause foR Black mUsic.
Image: Tijs van Leur

 




 
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