African American Music Appreciation Month – Conya Doss @conyad
African American Music Appreciation Month

African American Music Appreciation Month – Conya Doss @conyad

Once upon a time, in a nightclub in Maryland, a young woman approached Conya Doss after her performance during the meet and greet.  The young woman, introduced herself to Ms. Doss, “I am a local artist.”  Ms. Doss  immediately corrected her, “You are an artist.”  I replied, “Yes.  I am an artist.”  Conya Doss has … Continue reading

African American Music Appreciation Month – Barry White
African American Music Appreciation Month

African American Music Appreciation Month – Barry White

Barry White began his career as a studio session musician in the 1960s.  White made his recording debut at the very young age of 11, playing piano on Jesse Belvin’s “Good Night My Love”, and recorded “Little Girl” at 16 with a group in LA named Upfronts.   White could be considered an “accidental” superstar, he recorded a demo … Continue reading

African American Music Appreciation Month
African American Music Appreciation Month

African American Music Appreciation Month

Black Music Month began in 1979 when Kenny Gamble, Ed Wright, and Dyana Williams developed the idea to set aside a month dedicated to celebrating the impact of black music. Created by music business insiders, the group successfully lobbied President Jimmy Carter to host a reception on June 7th, 1979 to formally recognize the cultural … Continue reading