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Top 5 Things To Do At NMAAM

The National Museum of African American Music is a museum like no other. It’s a place that fuses music, history, and culture with technology in an interactive experience. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, a city known as Music City, the Museum has six galleries that ground you in the history of African American music with genres ranging from gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. Artifacts are on display from icons such as Whitney Houston, Tupac, Nat King Cole and many more. It’s a museum fun for all age groups to enjoy and experience the culture.
  1. Create your own music playlist on your wrist: You will receive an interactive RFID bracelet that allows you to download music as you touch and explore the museum. Any music you save with your wristband will create a playlist you can transfer to your Apple or Spotify account.
  2. Get your praise on and go to church in the Wade in the Water Gallery: This exhibit focuses on origin of spirituals and the evolution of modern day gospel music. It contains an interactive green screen that allows you to learn a song and sing with the legendary Bobby Jones and Nashville Super Choir. You can also see artifacts from the iconic Fisk Jubilee Singers and much more!
  3. Dance and Sing your heart out in the One Nation Under a Groove Gallery. This gallery encompasses the multifaceted sounds of R&B, funk, disco, and soul. In the dance interactive, you can get your steps in learning a different dance move from the decades to the sounds of artists including Montell Jordan and Beyoncé. You can also learn your producer style and produce your own R&B beat to jam to.
  4. Bust a rhyme in the Message Gallery: Not only can you learn the origin of hip-hop, this gallery features an interactive that allows you produce your own rap beat. You can also put your MC skils to the test in the gallery’s rap booth and participate in a rap along, battle, or freestyle.
  5. Explore the Rhythm of a Nation in the Feature Gallery. This rotating gallery features visual art by various artists, including [artist name]. Take in all the textures, colors, and mediums of each art piece that highlight artist or themes in Black music. Rhythm of a Nation is on display now through end of August 2022.
Posted by Nicholas Torrence at 10:59