However, the city of Philadelphia is where the birth of Black Music Month began, over 40 years ago through the vison of Kenny Gamble (Founder of Philadelphia International Records (PIR)) , Dyana Williams (radio and music industry professional), and Ed Wright .The great Philadelphia International Records (PIR) sound became well know and renowned around the world. The great Philadelphia sound became the bell for a national yearly celebration of Africana music, expression, talents, and influence by Black artists on current events and activism.
On Saturday, June 8, the Haverford Library continues the vision of Branch Manager, Marvin DeBose, serving the community by bringing stellar home-grown artists, storytellers, organizations, and musicians to the public. Philadelphia’s Alfie Pollitt, jazz pianist, composer, dance instructor, and historian will give a free musical performance from1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
We invite all of Philadelphia to come out and enjoy this rare musical treat. Mr. Alfie Pollitt has performed with many of the greatest artists that have inspired much of the bands and ensembles being heard today.
Today's event with Mr. Alfie Pollitt at the Haverford Free Library of Philadelphia was outstanding. The audience danced, laughed, clapped, and enjoyed the Philly sound of a major contributor to African American Music Appreciation Month. Thanks Mr. DeBose for arranging this event. nj
Netosh Jones - Philadelphia
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Wow... It's gr8 to see family getting recognized for their timeless efforts and labors of 💘! Biggups Philly!!!