Thursday, April 10, 2014

John Malveaux: 'African-American Music Museum to Be Built in Nashville'

Marvin Gaye performs in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rob Verhorst/Redferns

John Malveaux

Rolling Stone

Museum has already begun community outreach programs, teaching schoolchildren about early instruments

April 9, 2014 9:05 AM ET
A museum honoring the musical and cultural contributions of artists from Otis Redding to Marvin Gaye is set to be built in Nashville. The planned National Museum of African American Music will also honor black musicians who were local to Music City—Frank Howard, Jimmy Church and Marion James—given Nashville 's long history of music outside of country. Construction could begin as early as next year, according to The Associated Press, as it is part of the redevelopment of the site of the old Nashville Convention Center downtown.

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