"Because of Black Music I AM"

We are artists with roots in the African Diaspora seeking to build community by developing a platform for folks to share their stories of how Black Music has inspired and shaped their lives. We believe that there is value and healing in our stories. What's your Black Music story? We'd love to hear it. 

✨Coming soon Save the date✨ for the first annual "Because of Black Music I Am" Festival
June 11th & 12th, 2023 Oakland, ca.

✨Coming soon Save the date✨ for the first annual "Because of Black Music I Am" Festival June 11th & 12th, 2023 Oakland, ca.

What is Black Music to you? 
How do you share and celebrate Black Artists?
How has it helped shaped your existence? 

"When I sit back and think about how Black music has shaped the world I get chills.  From Africa to the United States and beyond... the music birthed from enslaved Africans has fueled our souls, inspired movements, woven cultures together, and built wealth for millions of entertainers around the globe. Where would we be as a nation without the contribution of Black Musicians? " ~Valerie Troutt, Founder

What is Black Music to you? How do you share and celebrate Black Artists? How has it helped shaped your existence?

"When I sit back and think about how Black music has shaped the world I get chills. From Africa to the United States and beyond... the music birthed from enslaved Africans has fueled our souls, inspired movements, woven cultures together, and built wealth for millions of entertainers around the globe. Where would we be as a nation without the contribution of Black Musicians? " ~Valerie Troutt, Founder