This Week on MNN: Black Music Month

In 1979 President Jimmy Carter designated June as Black Music Month to honor and celebrate Black artists and their contributions to music in the United States. Join us as we take a look at a hip hop summer stage flashback, listen to some R&B classics and meet one of the great soul interpreters of her generation. 

ECLECTRIX PRESENTS is an MNN community produced talk show that highlights artists from all genres. On this episode guest host Cheryl Faust talks with Soul and Blues icon Bettye LaVette. Betty has been described by The New York Times as “ of the great soul interpreters of her generation.” Join Cheryl and Bettye as they talk about Bettye's legendary career, latest project and more. 

DOCUNYC produces mini documentaries that introduce viewers to the uniqueness of New York. On this episode DOCUNYC producers attended the 35th anniversary of Wild Style, the first hip hop movie to hit theaters. Join us as we listen to music from legendary DJs like Funk Flex and old school hip hop crew The Funky 4 + 1. There’s also a hip hop dance lesson from one of the stars of the movie. Check it out This Week on MNN.  

The Mothership is classic soul, funk and R&B. Host and producer Bea Montgomery has been a part of the music industry for over 30 years. In this episode she brings out some of the friends she’s met along the way. Musical guests include R&B groups Soul Generation and Black Ivory. Come groove with Bea and her friends This Week on MNN. 

Join us on MNN this Sunday, June 26 at 1PM and on Wednesday, June 29 at 7PM on MNN 5 (Spectrum 1993).