In honor of Black Music Appreciation Month and Juneteenth, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is rolling out a series of special events and digital content.
“The Rock Hall brings together and gives voice to people of all backgrounds and beliefs through music year-round,” said Greg Harris, CEO & President, Rock Hall. “Find your voice with us through our June programming as we celebrate Black musical trailblazers.”
The run of programs (listed below) follows the reveal of one of the museum’s most diverse induction classes in recent memory. The Class of 2021 will be honored during a ceremony at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Oct. 30. Tickets for the show will go on sale later this summer.
- Reckoning & Requiem: LaVern Baker & Cultural Appropriation: Tune into the Rock Hall’s YouTube channel on June 17 at 7 p.m. EST for Voices in Conversation moderated by Rock Hall’s Chief Curator Nwaka Onwusa and author and songwriter Alice Randall, featuring singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, Grammy-award winner Siedah Garrett, country singer-songwriter and producer Margo Price, and singer-multi-instrumentalist Allison Russell.
- Juneteenth Celebrations: Join a group of powerful and inspiring performers, including Djapo Cultural Arts Institute, Afi Scruggs, Ngina Fayola, All City Choir from Metropolitan School District, and CowPastor from Cleveland Museum of Art, for a free event on Saturday, June 19 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Rock Hall plaza.
- “It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope & Empowerment”: Music can create change, inspire, and sustain revolutions and movements. The Rock Hall’s inspiring exhibit shares the stories behind songs and artists that were at the center of movements and Black liberation, including What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye, Fight The Power by Public Enemy, to Freedom by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few.
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SOURCE: Cleveland.com, Trey L. Smith