TAG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Media and Entertainment Societies Present: Black Music Month: History, Legacy, Technology & Impact

Thursday, June 29, 2023 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM) (EDT)


Online registration will close at 10am June 28th.  Due to security restrictions, we are unable to offer on site registration.

As part of African American Music Month, join TAG societies for a panel discussion as we discuss the impact of black music from history to the technology of creating music and the influence of black music for future generations.  This event will feature a video tribute of black artists that passed this year followed by live performances.

Black Music Month was established by President Jimmy Carter in 1979 to “celebrate the African American musical influences that comprise an essential part of our nation’s treasured cultural heritage.” The celebration was renamed African American Music Month in 2009 by President Barack Obama.


Twanda Black – Radio Host, "Good News Gospel"


JNauti – Producer, Audio Swagger

Catherine Brewton
Vice President, Creative- Broadcast Music Inc.

Dr. Paula Grissom Broughton,
Music Chair, Spelman College

Robyne N. Gordon
Legal and Business Affairs Manager, TIDAL

Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey,
Professor Africana Studies

Booker Edwards Jr 
Music Professor & Producer, Illyaas Recordings

Performances by:
Is that Suma- Hip Hop Artist

Denel Porchè  - R&B/Neo Soul

Free Will - Spoken Word Artist

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Event Sponsorship opportunities available! Please reach out to michelle@tagonline.org to learn more.

Per CDC recommendations, people with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should stay home. Masks are optional.  

Comcast Battery - 9th Floor
2605 Circle 75 Pkwy SE (across from the ATL Braves Stadium)
Atlanta, 30339 United States

Parking: Red Parking Deck ($10) (recommended)


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Michelle Rhodes
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Thursday, June 29, 2023 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM) (EDT)
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