African American Musicians of North Carolina

African American Musicians exhibit set up at North Carolina State Fair 2019

“African American Musicians of North Carolina” celebrates the contributions of individuals and bands to regional and popular culture. In addition to a title and introductory panel, seven panels feature various musical genres highlighting African American musicians of North Carolina. These include string bands, blues, gospel, jazz, soul, funk, and hip hop. A final panel highlights the N.C. Arts Council’s African American Music Trail through the state’s central coastal plain. An interactive touch screen allows users to learn more about several musicians and listen to examples of Black North Carolinians’ musical creations.

Size: 10 retractable free-standing banners which feature various musical genres highlighting African American musicians of North Carolina. An interactive touch screen allows users to learn more about several musicians and listen to examples of Black North Carolinians’ musical creations.

Duration of Exhibit: 8-12 weeks

NOTE: This is an indoor exhibit only.

Education and manipulative components include:

  • Interactive touch screen that allows users to learn more about several musicians as well as listen to examples of music. Access to an electrical outlet is required for the interactive touch screen.