The National Museum of African American Music opened with a virtual ribbon-cutting on Martin Luther King Jnr Day. Photo: AP
The National Museum of African American Music opened with a virtual ribbon-cutting on Martin Luther King Jnr Day. Photo: AP
Music

Jazz, gospel, blues, hip hop, R&B and their part in America – new museum in Nashville sets history of black musical genres in context

  • The National Museum of African American Music tells an important and often overlooked story about the roots of American popular music
  • The music brought by African slaves, the emergence of blues through the Great Migration, and the US civil rights movement are all covered

The National Museum of African American Music opened with a virtual ribbon-cutting on Martin Luther King Jnr Day. Photo: AP
The National Museum of African American Music opened with a virtual ribbon-cutting on Martin Luther King Jnr Day. Photo: AP
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