Maya Cunningham curated the 2021 Smithsonian Folkways Black History Month playlist. It presents a provocative sound collage of the African American experience that captures the groups earliest history on the African continent into the Black Power period of the 1970s. This collection features three cultural streams that document the progression of Black American history – music, poetry, and the words of Black Freedom Fighters, through six chronological time periods. Click here to enjoy the Playlist and an accompanying essay also written by Maya Cunningham. Find the playlist here.
Ethnomusicology In Action Curriculum Project