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Celebrating African-American Music Appreciation Month

Musicians playing in jazz band on stage.

Each June, we celebrate African–American Music Appreciation Month. This yearly celebration is an opportunity to highlight African American musicians and composers who have made significant contributions to genres such as blues, classical, gospel, jazz, rock, R&B, and soul. Here are just some of the artistic pioneers who profoundly impacted American music.

Blues

Classical

Gospel

Jazz musicians

Jazz singers

Rock and roll

Soul


References:
The History of African American Music | Encyclopedia.com
A timeline of history–making Black music (thecurrent.org)