black music month 2023

Dive Into the Timeless Rhythms of House Music with These Five Must-Know Songs

From Frankie Knuckles to Barbara Tucker, these songs defined a genre.

The Future of Black Music: Experimental, Genre-Defying Artists

We look into those who create outside of the box for our last Black Music Month Feature.

Black Music Month: Five Legendary House DJs You Should Know

From icons who paved the way like DJ Frankie Knuckles to current music masters like DJ MikeQ.

Funk: Groove, Rhythm, and Revolution

James Brown may have been the “Godfather of Soul,” but he would lead the charge for a new genre that would change music forever.

Reggae: The Voice of Jamaica

For Black Music Month, we discuss the roots of reggae from The Techniques to Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Motown: The Soundtrack of Young America

For Black Music Month, we examine the groundbreaking record label that gave us everyone from Marvin Gaye to Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5.

Soul Music: The Sound of the Civil Rights Movement

For Black Music Month, we explore how soul music moved the civil rights movement.

Jazz: The Sound of New Orleans and Beyond

We look into the improvisational genre that started in New Orleans for this Black Music Month feature.

The Birth of the Blues: From the Mississippi Delta to Chicago

We discuss the genre's history with Grammy Award-winning blues artist Kingfish for Black Music Month.