February is both Academy Awards season and Black History Month. Two Grammy Museum programs set for February play into both annual events.
On Feb. 4, the museum will release programs where Terence Blanchard discusses his score for Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, and Branford Marsalis discusses his score for George C. Wolfe’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
In a third program also set to be released on Feb. 4, Daniel Pemberton will discuss his score for Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. Also, he and Celeste will discuss “Hear My Voice,” their song for the film.
The museum will also release several archived programs in celebration of Black History Month, including sessions with Leon Bridges, The O’Jays and Claudette Robinson, who played a key role in the early development of Motown Records.
Another program will celebrate 25 Years of So So Def with Jermaine Dupri & Friends in conjunction with a new virtual exhibit.
All programs feature interviews and/or performances. Collection:Live is the Grammy Museum’s online streaming service available for $2.99 a month or $29.99 a year. Proceeds benefit the museum’s music education initiatives and help keep the museum’s mission alive while the physical location remains closed due to COVID-19.
Here is the February schedule on Collection:Live:
Waylon Payne with producers Frank Liddell and Eric Masse
Terence Blanchard discusses his score for Da 5 Bloods
Celeste & Daniel Pemberton discuss their song “Hear My Voice” and Pemberton’s score for The Trial of the Chicago 7
Branford Marsalis discusses his score for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Courtney Marie Andrews
Pat Boone with guest Jimmy Angel
Archived programs released in celebration of Black History Month:
Celebrating John Lee Hooker: King of the Boogie – featuring Diane Roan-Hooker and Zakiya Hooker
Art Kane: Harlem 1958 – a panel discussion with Jonathan Kane and Benny Golson
Celebrating 25 Years of So So Def with Jermaine Dupri & Friends in conjunction with the new virtual exhibit
All Eyez on Me: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Tupac Shakur panel discussion
Feb. 5 – Jermaine Dupri & So So Def: 25 Years of Elevating Culture (Archived public program will also be available on Collection:Live)
For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org.