Honoring Philadelphia's rich Black music history by inspiring today's creatives.
Black Music City recognizes and honors the influence of Philadelphia Black music history and is a collaboration between Philadelphia public music radio stations WXPN-FM and WRTI-FM and REC Philly. On Juneteenth we celebrate and honor 23 granters winners with live music, storytelling, and a gallery of artwork.
Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s “Philly Rhythm Kingz” a musical video tribute to the Session musicians who were the foundation of The Philly sound from 1965-1970. This film features live performance , commentary and interviews of the people who were involved in the early days of the legendary Philly sound.
Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Bass Guitar
Bob Mack - Guitar
Jake P. Morelli - Guitar
Stanley Miller - Keyboards & background vocals
Sultan Akbar - Drums
Doug Hirlinger - Vibraphone
Lawrence “WEAS” Newton - Lead & background vocals
Kenyetta Payton - Lead & background vocals
Henri McMillan Jr. - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Louis Taylor Jr. - Tenor & Baritone Sax