Celebrate Black Music Month! | Richland Library Skip to content
DEVELOPMENT 2 - bmesh_dev2
MYSTIC VIBRATIONS

Celebrate Black Music Month!

Black Music Month has been observed by our nation since 1979 under President Jimmy Carter's administration as a way to celebrate the influence and impact of black music. It was further defined as African-American Music Appreciation Month by President Obama in 2009, formally celebrating the musical contributions of African-Americans.

Richland Library has celebrated Black Music Month for the last twelve years by hosting live performances by area artists of color, including Drink Smalls, Skipp Pearson, Eboniramm, Sheem-One, Bess Daniels, Dante Lewis, Capital City Chorale, and others. These musicians have helped us explore jazz, hip hop, blues, classical, and gospel music. This year we are thrilled to announce that the popular reggae band Mystic Vibrations is coming to Main. Reggae music is an integral part of our rich musical history and has influenced music around the world. Please mark your calendar for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, for this performance.


The Cure by Jah Cure
Amazon Says: Jah Cure is one of the most influential reggae acts today, with hits in the 'real roots' and Caribbean pop formats. The Cure is his seventh studio album and the fourth with VP more...
Amazon Says: Jah Cure is one of the most influential reggae acts today, with hits in the 'real roots' and Caribbean pop formats. The Cure is his seventh studio album and the fourth with VP Records. less...
Amazon

Strictly Roots by Morgan Heritage
Amazon Says: 2015 release from critically acclaimed reggae band Morgan Heritage. The album features an array of 13 memorable tracks fusing both reggae and dancehall such as the single "Per more...
Amazon Says: 2015 release from critically acclaimed reggae band Morgan Heritage. The album features an array of 13 memorable tracks fusing both reggae and dancehall such as the single "Perform and Done, Child Of JAH" featuring Chronixx, "Put it On Me", and "So Amazing" featuring J Boog, Jemere Morgan & award winning drummer Gil Sharone. "This album is our most progressive album to date. We feel as if we've covered the full spectrum of Jamaican music and how it has influenced today's global music industry. The root of these influences you hear come from Jamaica. Hence the title Strictly Roots." states Mojo Morgan. less...
Amazon

Catch A Fire by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Amazon Says: 1973 album from the Reggae legend. The album established the band as international superstars. Leader Bob Marley in particular became world-famous. The socially aware lyrics a more...
Amazon Says: 1973 album from the Reggae legend. The album established the band as international superstars. Leader Bob Marley in particular became world-famous. The socially aware lyrics and militant tone surprised many listeners, but others were attracted to Marley and Peter Tosh's confrontational subjects and optimistic view of a future free from oppression. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: 1. Is This Love 2. No Woman No Cry 3. Could You Be Loved 4. Three Little Birds 5. Buffalo Soldier 6. Get Up Stand Up 7. Stir It Up 8. One Love/People Get Ready 9. I Shot the S more...
Amazon Says: 1. Is This Love 2. No Woman No Cry 3. Could You Be Loved 4. Three Little Birds 5. Buffalo Soldier 6. Get Up Stand Up 7. Stir It Up 8. One Love/People Get Ready 9. I Shot the Sheriff 10. Waiting in Vain less...
Amazon

East of the River Nile by AUGUSTUS PABLO
Amazon Says: As one of the creators of reggae dub music, the late Augustus Pablo is a legendary artist with a world-wide cult following that is unique and passionate. East of the River Nil more...
Amazon Says: As one of the creators of reggae dub music, the late Augustus Pablo is a legendary artist with a world-wide cult following that is unique and passionate. East of the River Nile, long out of print, is an acknowledged reggae classic, a "must have" for all serious reggae fans, world music lovers and electronica buffs. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: A combination dictionary and annotated discography, videography and bibliography, this sourcebook brings together listings of materials on the Rastafarian movement and reggae more...
Amazon Says: A combination dictionary and annotated discography, videography and bibliography, this sourcebook brings together listings of materials on the Rastafarian movement and reggae music. . . . This sourcebook serves as a good introduction to Rastafari and reggae. Reference Books BulletinCoinciding with the sixtieth anniversary of Rastafari, this reference book traces the relationship between two intertwined aspects of Jamaican culture: Rastafari and reggae music. As important voices in the ongoing dialogue concerning Jamaica's search for a national identity, Rastafari and reggae have had a significant impact on international music and culture. This work is the first to document and describe these areas for researchers, providing a comprehensive dictionary of terms, people, places, and concepts relevant to Rastafari, reggae music, and their related histories. In a unique collaboration from the American and Jamaican perspectives, Mulvaney and Nelson have supplied annotated references and cross references for written materials, audio recordings, videocassettes, and films that cover the first sixty years of Rastafari and over twenty years of reggae music.The book is comprised of four main sections. The dictionary serves as the focal point for the cross referencing of the entire book and offers entries that are either directly related to Rastafari and reggae or provide a historical context. The discography, which includes 200 entries, represents a cross section of reggae music from 1968 to 1990 and is organized by musician or band name. A small, representative sample of documentary, concert, and narrative fiction videocassettes that address aspects of Rastafari or reggae music are catalogued in the videography, along with selected films. Finally, the bibliography, prepared by Carlos I.H. Nelson, provides a thorough overview of journal and magazine articles, creative works, dissertations, books, interviews, parts of books, reviews, and theses written by and about Rastafarians and reggae musicians. It covers the past importance, present significance, and future legacies of the movement and the music. The work also includes two appendices that list relevant periodicals and representative musicians and bands. Music students and researchers will find Rastafari and Reggae to be a valuable reference source, as will students in Caribbean and cultural studies, communication, history, and anthropology courses. For academic, public, and music library collections, the book will be an important addition. less...
Amazon
Print