June is when we recognize Black Music Month and Juneteenth as powerful moments to celebrate the contributions of Black culture, people, and experience.
With this in mind,
Urbanime – a culture x comics company that creates authentic experiences that empower multicultural audiences through imaginative storytelling – is highlighting the interaction of Black music, culture, and comics with a month-long celebration.
In partnership with Sway’s Universe, Vince Lawrence, Digiwaxx, and The Apollo, Urbanime’s celebration, dubbed, “Our Music. Our Story.” will pay homage to hip-hop, house, the home of Black music, and more through storytelling, creativity, and dialogue.
Urbanime’s Black Music Month celebration includes:
DIGIWAXX ‘New Music Wednesdays’ Takeover: Urbanime takes the mic each week during DIGIWAXX’s ‘New Music Wednesdays’ to share the latest releases with an elite audience of DJs from around the world to give the culture exclusive access to the future of Black Music. (June 2-23, 2021)
ClubHouse Master Class Music Career Series: Music Journalist Bobby Pen (Root, The Grio) and CL Llewellyn set the stage for essential conversations that cover music rights, distribution, social media, and branding to help emerging artists preserve their legacy and navigate their careers. (June 5-27, 2021)
Juneteenth Virtuous Con Comics X Music Conversations: Urbanime will host two-panel discussions about the creative intersection between comics and Black music on Juneteenth as part of Virtuous Con’s celebration of independent Black sci-fi, fantasy, and comics creators elevating Black music’s role in inspiring the culture across mediums. (June 19-20, 2021)
Mixtape Drop + Listening Party: Urbanime is diving deep with music legends and emerging artists, changing the game with exclusive comic stories featuring Apollo Theater, Vince Lawrence, and Schoolly D along with live performances, DJ sets, and interviews as part of a virtual listening party to bring the month of festivities to a close. (Drop: June 22, 2021 Listening Party: June 30, 2021)
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Don’t forget to celebrate Urbanime’s Black Music Month from Harlem to wherever you are!
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