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Press Release
October 28, 2022

Hosted by Africana Studies and the Center for Music Therapy, the event brought together artists, community leaders, clinical experts, advocates, and students.

Press Release
September 13, 2022

The area of focus will be the first of five that will be part of future programming in Black music and culture.

Press Release
June 10, 2022

The five-day summer program is open to high school students who are both new to and familiar with gospel music.

June 10, 2022

The Dean of Africana Studies unpacks Kendrick's cultural significance, the themes running through Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, and what a "big stepper" is, anyway.

June 3, 2022

Jonathan Singleton, program director for the Gospel Performance Program, talks about Berklee's newest upcoming summer offering. 

April 26, 2022

Faculty member Jonathan Singleton, who runs the summer Gospel Performance Program, curates this playlist as a gospel music primer.

Press Release
August 3, 2021

A world-renowned scholar, educator, writer, speaker, and media personality on Black music and culture, Price is the discipline's inaugural dean.

Press Release
May 4, 2021

Banfield, who has retired from the college, established Berklee’s Africana Studies initiative in 2005.

March 24, 2017

Visiting artists Patrice Rushen '05H, Morris Hayes, and Stokley Williams headlined a recent celebration of black American music as part of Berklee's Signature Series.

Press Release
March 3, 2017

A concert celebrating the tradition of black music and its many contributors will take place at the Berklee Performance Center on March 9. Africana Studies Presents: Black Music Matters, part of the Signature Series at Berklee, will feature an array of guests who have influenced today’s pop, R&B, and soul music.