MUZIKAL CURATORS OF THE BLACK EXPERIENCE
During the global pandemic, the world came to a screeching halt. The hustle and bustle of our heretofore daily lives would change forever. As we paused to reconfigure our lives, BLACK MUZIK XPOSÉ (BMX) was born to fill the gaps of silence and stillness demanded of COVID-19.
We rethought everything: the way we shopped; the way we dressed; the way we entertained. BMX would add: the way we listened to our muzik. Until this moment in time, black muzik was broken into and played according to genres.
But this moment was different. We were facing “PERFECT STORMS”: the COVID-19 virus and the virus of RACISM – simultaneously! Our muzik has always been used as a spiritual healing balm: from the call and response of work songs and field hollas; to bearing witness of our souls in spirituals and gospels; to coping with our enslavement captured in our blues; to our cosmic connection with the universe via jazz. This healing power would show up in R&B, DooWop, Ragtime, Soul, Neo-Soul, Reggae, Pop, Disco, Go-Go, Hip-Hop and Afro Beats.
This time we reached for all of our muzik. BMX became the premier digital muzik vehicle to deliver spiritual incantations for genre obliterations. We called upon all of our ancestors to guide us on this part of our American journey. There would be no segmenting of our muzik as we moved forward. BMX would morph these muzikal sounds into one muzikal/spiritual life force for our healing.
“YOU DON’T LISTEN TO BMX…YOU FEEL ON THIS”