Experience the history of the beginning of music that we have come to know and love. Music is and has always been a vital part of our past and present. It reflects the import high and low points of existence in the everyday life of Black Americans. It reflects the times. We will speak of the journey and the reality of life in a new place and the hardship of adjusting to a society where the language you know is now forbidden. We will recreate the sounds, the harmonies, and simulate the emotions that helped birth this new found release called Black Music. This presentation is both lecture and performance of all music genres that reflect the Black American experience. From then to now!