Celebrate Black Music Month

June is the month when we celebrate Black Music. It is the time when we celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to the music industry. When most people think of black music they think of
Soul, R & B, Gospel, Rap, Blues and Jazz, but it is so much more than that. What about our African roots, or how much of an influence it has had on other music genres, such as folk and rock?

Black Music Month was created by the founding members of the Black Music Association in 1978, whose membership included Kenny Gamble (producer/composer of the legendary Gamble & Huff songwriting and production team) and Ed White (past president of the National Association of Television and Radio Announcers).  It was recognized by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, but an official proclamation was not signed until 2001 by President George W. Bush. An official presidential proclamation has been issued every year since. In 2009 and 2010, President Barack Obama signed proclamations listing June as African American Music Appreciation Month. A time looked upon to raise awareness and foster appreciation of African-American music.

Whether you celebrate it as Black Music Month or African American Music Appreciation Month, Buku Productions would like you to join with us in celebrating a very influential part of our heritage, BLACK MUSIC.