Celebrating The Legacy Of African-American Music-The Orlando Times


 


BY JALESSA CASTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER


A month to commemorate the musical stylings of the African-American community.


African-American Music Appreciation Month is an annual celebration of the historical influence African-Americans have had on the music industry and is intended to pay homage to the many artists, writers, songs, albums, and inspiring musical moments that have shaped American pop culture.


It began as Black Music Month on June 7, 1979. President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be the month of Black music. In 2009, the observation was given its current name by President Barack Obama.


“African-American music exemplifies the creative spirit at the heart of American identity and is among the most innovative and powerful art the world has ever known,” Obama…

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