As Black Music Month ends, let’s reminisce on some of the musical contributions made by African-Americans.
Established by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, Black Music Month was founded on the eve of the R&B/Soul Era. R&B/Soul music, arguably pioneered by African-Americans, combined classic funk era vibes with powerful vocals over smooth electronic beats. Black artists continuously topped charts during this period.
Below are a few artists whose influence will never be forgotten:
Though we’re sad to have seen many of these artists pass away, their legacies live on through music today.
Here are some powerful soul artists that are still making music!