So my mom and I drove to Nashville to visit The National Museum of African American Music’s grand opening. I’d been keeping up with their opening since 2018 when I was leaving Detroit and passed through Nashville (for the Childish Gambino show).

The museum is open for everyone and here are a few things I learned (along with my thoughts):

I’m obviously VERY biased but my favorite section in the museum is the Detroit/Memphis — Motown/Stax section. Both cities and record labels have a special place in my heart so seeing their huge influence in African American music is everything and more. Also, seeing the Detroit/EDM highlight was great because it’s a story not often told but extremely influential. I don’t remember if I saw anything about Chicago and House music but I’m sure it was there.

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