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Black Music Is American Music Pop-Up

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On View - Feb 01, 2023 - Feb 01, 2023

So much of what makes our music so beloved, so full of life, and full of soul comes from the singular experience of being Black in America
– Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Executive Producer of Hulu’s The 1619 Project

Hulu’s The 1619 Project is a six-part docuseries that expands upon The 1619 Project created by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine. The third episode of the series entitled “MUSIC” celebrates the “uncapturable spirit” of Black music, from Motown’s wide popularity to funk’s rebellious independence to today’s genre-breaking musicians and maintains that Black music is American Music.

In honor of Black History Month, the GRAMMY Museum is pleased to open a special pop-up exhibit, Black Music Is American Music, to celebrate Hulu’s The 1619 Project. This exhibit expands on the Black artists and music featured in the third episode by re-creating a record store where you are encouraged to dig through the record bins and spin your own tunes.

The records in this space were curated and supplied by Ray Limon and Stanley Swinger, the owners of High Fidelity Records, a local record store located on West Adams Blvd. in Los Angeles, and can be purchased in the GRAMMY Museum retail store.

Black Music Is American Music is now on display on our Fourth Floor Mike Curb Gallery.

Stream The 1619 Project now on Hulu.

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