African Music's Mainstream Impact on Culture & Community

Mar 12, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Join our dynamic discussion as we explore the significance of African music's journey to the mainstream. With the GRAMMYs now recognizing Afrobeats, Uncle Waffles groundbreaking Coachella performance, Burna Boy's historic UK stadium headline, and Ckay's billion-stream hit "Love Nwantiti," – the influence is undeniable. Discover the path that led us here and the immense value of African music audiences worldwide, all shaping the future of the global music industry. From streaming's impact to the transformative power of live shows, let's envision the exciting future for music from the diaspora.

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Liz Agyeman


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Melanie McClain

Blurred Lines

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Christine Osazuwa

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