Telegram - Serving Metropolitan Detroit Since 1944

By Clifton R Kirkman II
Telegram Reporter 

Black History, Black Music and Black Excellence

 

February 3, 2022

Black History Month is a cause of great celebration and remembrance of Black Excellence.

However, you cannot do so, without diving into the world of Black Music. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, we've seen an evolution of many different genres that were created by black singers, songwriters and musicians. In the earlier days, ragtime made way for jazz, blues and even gospel music. The combination of those genres helped to emerge a new form called soul music.

Here in our own backyard, Detroit's mark in American music will forever be etched in stone. Motown Records was founde...



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