The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is located in Memphis, Tennessee. Link: Stax Museum
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BLM - a tribute to Black Music
Why is it that people with darker skin color are still victims of racial discrimination, harassment, and violent attacks?
Imagine contemporary music without the musicians, singers, and songwriters with African roots? This world would be much poorer.
Below is a (incomplete) list of black musicians, singers, and songwriters intended to remind us how much they have influenced the fabric of our global culture.
Behind each link in the list below is a song from the respective artist on YouTube. So put on your headphones, skip the commercials and listen to a cross-section of the best that pop music has to offer. Be prepared for a journey through time that spans more than 60 years.
Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding during a Jimi Hendrix Experience's performance for Dutch TV.
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Tina Turner and Eric Clapton, in concert at Wembley Stadium, England, 1987
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Last concert of Ray Charles in 2003.
Image: Victor Diaz Lamich
Alicia Keys @ FIFA's 2010 World Cup Kickoff Concert.
Image: William Haun
Michael Jackson, Dangerous World Tour 1993
Image: Adrián Casta?eda
Prince with "Cloud", his guitar
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B. B. King - Live at Konzerthaus Wien (Vienna)
Grace Jones, picture by Jean-Paul Goude, around 1980. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Photo: Fred Romero
Miles Davis 1971
John Coltrane in 1963.
Image: Hugo van Gelderen
Sade Adu at SAP-Arena Mannheim, Germany
Image: Thilo Parg
Herbie Hancock playing keytar.
Image: Jesús Mena Quintana
Tracy Chapman sings and plays acoustic guitar (2008).
Image: Pieter Morlion
Mariah Carey performing on Good Morning America.