Apple Celebrates Black Music Month
Hip-hop and R&B are two music genres that enjoy a sense of relaxed rhythm. It is this rhythm which flows through the listener and encourages movement and dance in a truly sensational way. This is just one aspect of the incredible musical heritage that has been given to the world by African-Americans. In celebration of this fact, June has been designated “Black Music Month” in the U.S. since 2002, although it was only last year that President George Bush made it official. The event aims to recognize the significant contribution that African-American singers, composers and musicians have made to the nation’s history. During the month a number of different events are organized and citizens are urged to revel in a variety of music genres, from hip-hop to gospel.
This year Apple has decided to get more involved with this annual event than ever before. Teaming up with BlackVoices.com, they have produced a series of free concerts to celebrate Black Music Month. The concerts will take place in a number of major cities such as New York and San Francisco and many of the artists will actually be performing on their home grounds. Absolutely amazing artists such as Janelle Monae, B.o.B.,Dwele, Michelle Williams, David Banner, Wyclef Jean, E-40 and Talib Kweli will be taking part in this massive concert series. In total there will be 22 different artists taking part and showing off their abundance of musical talent.
The performances will be held at a variety of retail stores, making them even more accessible to fans. The fact that admittance will work on a first come, first served basis means that there will undoubtedly be streams of die-hard enthusiasts camped outside of the stores at least hours before the doors even open. But the wait will undoubtedly be worth it as each and every artist provides a memorable concert for their fans in honor of Black Music Month. The first performance will took place in New York on June 1 and featured Tiffany Evans, an R&B teen sensation. The concerts will continue throughout the month and will finally end on June 30 when E-40 will play in San Francisco. Get there first to make sure that you don’t miss out!