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Nashville’s Museum of African American Music

Culture Editor Tom Wilmer visits the National Museum of African American Music located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville’s new National Museum of African American Music’s mission is to showcase the central role African Americans have played in weaving the fabric of America’s soundtrack.

Nashville is a fitting home for the only museum in America with a surgical dedication to showcase the impact that African American music has had on the fabric of the country’s culture. Numerous African American musicians – including Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, the Fist Jubilee Singers and Little Richard, fine-tuned their early career trajectories while performing at various Nashville music venues.

Distinctive areas throughout the museum offer thematic presentations such as One Nation Under a Groove-featuring the story of R&B in post WWII America while the Rivers of Rhythm Pathway is graced with captivating interactive panels keyed to an animated timeline that links the evolution of Southern religious, blues and contemporary R&B and hip-hop genres.

Digging deep in to the evolution of the African American religious experience, Wade in the Water displays the evolution of religious music—from indigenous African music that survived through throughout slavery and evolved via African American spirituals and hymns with a pinnacle during the 1940s to 1960s “Golden Age of Gospel”.

The museum does a deft job connecting the dots to show how the influential gospel vocal groups influenced doo-wop, R&B and soul music.

In addition to dynamic multi-media displays, the venue offers a state-of-the-art performance hall to screen films, lectures and live stage concerts by local and international musicians.

This is just a sampler of the numerous captivating interactive displays that you will experience at the museum. And the NAAM Museum is conveniently located smack in the heart of Nashville, literally just steps away from the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

Nashville's Museum of African American Music image via Tom Wilmer for use by 360 Magazine
Nashville's Museum of African American Music image via Tom Wilmer for use by 360 Magazine
Nashville's Museum of African American Music image via Tom Wilmer for use by 360 Magazine

Bad Times At The El Royale

Today, Republic Records and 20th Century Fox release the Official Soundtrack Album for Bad Times At The El Royale.

Get the official Soundtrack Album here:http://republic.lnk.to/BadTimesAtTheElRoyalePR

Assembling jazz, doo wop, and fifties and sixties staples, the album reflects the smoky film noir spirit of the critically acclaimed thriller. It features classics from iconic crooners like Frankie Valli, anthems from seminal pop groups such as The Mamas and the Papas, Motown courtesy of The Four Tops, and much more.

The film is playing in theaters nationwide now and was written and directed by Drew Goddard. Bad Times At The El Royale features an all-star cast including Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Chris Hemsworth.

TRACKLISTING:

  1. The Four Preps – “26 Miles”
  2. Edwin Starr – “Twenty Five Miles”
  3. The American Breed – “Bend Me, Shape Me”
  4. Alana Da Fonseca – “He’s A Rebel”
  5. The Four Tops – “I Got A Feeling”
  6. Frankie Valli – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
  7. The Four Tops – “Bernadette”
  8. The Crystals – “He’s Sure The Boy I Love”
  9. The Box Tops – “The Letter”
  10. The Mamas and The Papas – “Twelve Thirty”
  11. Tommy Roe – “Baby I Love You”

About Bad Times At The El Royale:

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, NAV, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.