Black Music Sunday: Celebrating Father's Day and Juneteenth

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Today’s installment of Black Music Sunday celebrates Father’s Day, including granddads, stepdads, uncles, and all the men who helped raise and mentor us. The month of June is also chock-full of other celebrations including Black Music Month and Caribbean-American Heritage Month. This is also the week we celebrate Juneteenth, as well as the summer solstice.  

Many music genres have provided a soundtrack for all of these events, and especially Father’s Day. Songs that celebrate dads are poignant, joyous, tender, uplifting, raucous, and nostalgic. Join me in listening to and sharing some of them here today.

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”Black Music Sunday” is a weekly series highlighting all things Black music, with over 200 stories covering performers, genres, history, and more, each featuring its own vibrant soundtrack. I hope you’ll find some familiar tunes and perhaps an introduction to something new.

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