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Come join the Valencia African Heritage Association (VAHA) as we celebrate Black Music Month 2021 (#BMM2021)!

Black Music Month, also known as African American Music Appreciation Month, is a month-long celebration, which was first recognized by President Jimmy Carter on June 7, 1979, to celebrate the musical influences and contributions of African Americans in the United States throughout the month of June. In 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the African American Music Bill, which formally established Black Music Month as a national observance and continues to be recognized each year through a presidential proclamation.


Week 1: Friday, June 4th

  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Theme: Young Pioneers in Music
  • Highlight Genres of Music: any genre
  • Music Examples: Soulja Boy, Aaliyah, Lil Bow Wow, Usher, Brandy, Monica, Kirk Franklin.
  • Submission Deadline: May 28th


FYI… We are looking for performers, dancers, speakers, and tributes!

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Contact info: Danielle Strong-Robinson Smith (

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