The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a $25,000 grant to the CBMR for the FREE/PHASE project by artists Mendi and Keith Obadike. Read more
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Founded at Columbia College Chicago in 1983, The Center for Black Music Research is the only organization of its kind. It exists to illuminate the significant role that black music plays in world culture by serving as a nexus for all who value black music, by promoting scholarly thought and knowledge about black music, and by providing a safe haven for the materials and information that document the black music experience across Africa and the diaspora.
1900 Daniel Louis Armstrong ("Satchmo," "Dippermouth") (jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and singer) born in New Orleans, La.
2001 Joe Henderson (saxophonist and composer) died in San Francisco, Calif.
2003 Barry White (R&B composer and singer) died in Los Angeles, Calif.
July 3: The Center is closed for the weekend. We will reopen on Monday, July 6.
Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996
618 South Michigan,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (312) 369-7559
Fax: (312) 369-8029