With June being Black Music Month, it’s fair to question, what makes music Black or White?
If you’re one to venture into any genre, regardless of how you’ll be perceived, you’ve been scolded for daring to listen to either “Black music” as a non-Black person or “White music” as a non-White person.
However, with many artists incorporating styles from around the world, why are we compelled to assign boxes, rules and parameters?
Launched by Pharrell Williams, who already defies a gaggle of stereotypes, iamOTHER seeks to turn that defiance into a lifestyle.
In a new video, the iamOTHER team hit the streets in an effort to challenge the notion that music has a specifically assigned color or race, asking “What Color is Your Music?”
One interviewee describes it perfectly, “music is one language that transcends all cultures; good music is undeniable.”
If nowhere else, shouldn’t music be the one place in 2012 where minds aren’t closed?