Black Music Month

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Black Music Month
  • A New York Evening with Rhiannon Giddens

    On the eve of the release of her highly anticipated album You’re the One, the GRAMMY Museum presented a very special, intimate conversation and performance with GRAMMY-winner Rhiannon Giddens at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. The conversation included a discussion about the making of her albu...

  • The Drop: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

    The GRAMMY Museum welcomed Christone ""Kingfish"" Ingram to the Museum’s intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater for an evening including a conversation discussing his GRAMMY-award nominated Contemporary Blues Album, Live In London, with a performance that followed.

    Over the course of blues histor...

  • A Conversation with Chuck D

    The GRAMMY Museum was thrilled to host a special program with GRAMMY-nominated Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Chuck D to celebrate the release of his new book, Livin’ Loud (Genesis Publications). The event included a special screening of the PBS docuseries "Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Chan...

  • Can You Dig It?: A Hip-Hop Origin Story With Chuck D

    "In conjunction with the GRAMMY Museum's new exhibit, Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit, the GRAMMY Museum hosted a special panel discussion moderated by Vice Chair of Critical Dance Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Black Study at UC Riverside, Imani Kai Johnson, featuri...

  • LET’S GET IT ON: CELEBRATING MOTOWN '73

    The GRAMMY Museum hosted a special evening of conversation with acclaimed singer-songwriter seven-time GRAMMY-award nominee SMOKEY ROBINSON, superstar producer Jimmy Jam, Marvin Gaye biographer David Ritz, and special guests about the Motown Records’ first full year in LA: the year of Stevie Wond...

  • Arlo Parks

    As part of the GRAMMY Museum’s Programs At Home series, moderator Scott Goldman talks with rising artist Arlo Parks about her debut album, songwriting, and more. Her debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams, has been one of 2021's most talked about records worldwide. In addition to reaching the top 3 o...

  • An Evening With PJ Morton

    On October 6, 2022, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed PJ Morton for a special evening celebrating his astonishing career, discussing his latest album Watch The Sun, his creative process, and more, with special guest host, Rico Love.

    PJ Morton is a soul singer, songwriter, performer and producer based ...

  • Reel To Reel: LOVE, LIZZO

    "On December 14, 2022, the GRAMMY Museum hosted a special screening of the HBO documentary film LOVE, LIZZO, followed by a post-screening conversation with multi-GRAMMY Award and Emmy award winning, RIAA multi-platinum certified superstar, Lizzo.

    Every once in a while, an artist changes not onl...

  • Bill Withers

    During his more-than-four-decade long career, Bill Withers penned some of the most memorable songs of all time, including Lean on Me, Ain't No Sunshine, Use Me, Just the Two of Us, Lovely Day, and in the process became an authentic American musical icon. On November 17, 2011, Songwriters Hall of ...

  • Erroll Garner

    The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host a panel discussion celebrating the centennial of legendary pianist/composer, Erroll Garner. Panelists include Peter Lockhart (Senior Producer Erroll Garner Project), Steve Rosenthal (4x GRAMMY-winner & Erroll Garner Project Producer), Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley (...

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater

    The GRAMMY Museum welcomed GRAMMY and Tony Award-winning artist Dee Dee Bridgewater to the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater on August 11, 2011. As a legendary vocalist, acclaimed Broadway actress, Jazz Set host, and Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, Bridgew...

  • Ezinma

    Celebrated classical fusion violinist Ezinma (eh-zeen-mah) is Nebraskan born from a Guyanese father and a German-American mother. Her mixed cultural and ethnic background influenced her musical upbringing and helped mold her into the versatile artist she is today. While classical music will alway...

  • The Debut Live: Jeezy

  • The Knocks

    As part of the GRAMMY Museum’s Programs at Home series, Moderator Scott Goldman talks with New York City-based electronic music duo, The Knocks, about their latest music releases. The Knocks have collaborated with some of music's biggest names through the years [Carly Rae Jepsen, X Ambassadors, B...

  • Billy Porter

    The GRAMMY Museum was thrilled to welcome Tony- and GRAMMY-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright, and director Billy Porter May 15, 2017 for a conversation discussing his storied career, followed by a performance. As a recording artist, Porter's solo albums include his 1997 debut, Untitled ...

  • GIVĒON

    "On November 16, 2021, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed GRAMMY-nominated artist GIVĒON for an intimate conversation discussing the release of his debut album, When It's All Said And Done... Take Time. The discussion was moderated by the GRAMMY Museum’s Schyler O’Neal. GIVĒON has made himself one of mu...

  • Nas and Hit Boy

    On October 19, 2021, the GRAMMY Museum and Culture Impact Agency hosted an intimate conversation with GRAMMY Award-winning rap legend Nas and Hit-Boy, to discuss their one-of-a-kind synergy, breaking barriers as the premier rapper/producer duo in hip-hop, notching Nas' first GRAMMY win, and putti...

  • An Evening With Trombone Shorty And New Breed Brass Band

    "The GRAMMY Museum welcomed Trombone Shorty and New Breed Brass Band to the Museum’s intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater for an evening including a conversation with Trombone Shorty and Jenard Andrews (bandleader and snare-drummer of New Breed Brass Band) about their collaboration, album releas...

  • A Conversation With Janelle Monáe

    Celebrating Album Of The Year and Best Progressive R&B Album GRAMMY-award nominee, The GRAMMY Museum welcomed artist Janelle Monáe to the Museum’s intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater for an evening including a conversation moderated by Jimmy Jam discussing her GRAMMY-award nominated album, The ...

  • A New York Evening with Jon Batiste

    "The GRAMMY Museum presented an intimate conversation with Jon Batiste followed by a performance at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. The conversation included a discussion moderated by journalist Marcus J. Moore about Jon's career, latest album, World Music Radio, documentary AMERICAN SYMPHONY a...

  • A New York Evening with Allison Russell

    "The GRAMMY Museum presented an intimate conversation with Allison Russell followed by a performance at The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR in New York City. The conversation included a discussion moderated by author and journalist Brooke Baldwin about the making of Allison's album, The Returner, h...

  • A Conversation With Andra Day

    "The GRAMMY Museum welcomed GRAMMY Award-winning artist Andra Day to the Museum’s intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater for an evening including a conversation about her studio album, Cassandra (cherith), creative process, career, and more.

    GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter, activist, and ...

  • A New York Evening with Leslie Odom Jr.

    "The GRAMMY Museum was thrilled to present an intimate conversation with GRAMMY and Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. followed by a performance at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. The conversation, moderated by journalist Marcus J. Moore, included a discussion about Leslie’s studio album, When ...