Music is the Window
to Our Souls

A Black Music Month Celebration

Andersen Corporation is proud to sponsor this Minneapolis community event of musical artists honoring Black music icons Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday.

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Watch the concert now!

Black Music Month Celebration, performer honoring Billie Holiday on stage

Billie Holiday

Thomasina Petrus embodies Lady Day's innovative and timeless Jazz style
Black Music Month Celebration, performer honoring Marvin Gaye on stage

Marvin Gaye

The "Prince of Motown" comes alive on stage with Lawrence Miles' performance
Black Music Month Celebration, performer honoring Aretha Franklin on stage

Aretha Franklin

Jamecia Bennett captures the spirit of the "Queen of Soul" 
Black Music Month Celebration, performer honoring Billie Holiday on stage

Billie Holiday

Thomasina Petrus embodies Lady Day's innovative and timeless Jazz style
Black Music Month Celebration, performer honoring Marvin Gaye on stage

Marvin Gaye

The "Prince of Motown" comes alive on stage with Lawrence Miles' performance
Black Music Month Celebration, performer honoring Aretha Franklin on stage

Aretha Franklin

Jamecia Bennett captures the spirit of the "Queen of Soul" 
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Andersen Corporation is proud to sponsor a celebration of Black music and the incredible impact it has had on our nation’s cultural heritage.

Join us, from the historic Capri theater in Minneapolis, for a program hosted by Chadwick “Niles” Phillips that will showcase award-winning talent in an uplifting program that brings us all together to celebrate Black Music Month.

Tracey Gibson, vice president and chief diversity officer at Andersen Corporation, calls the program an inclusive community-building opportunity that employers can share with their employees. “‘A Celebration of Black Music: Music is the Window to Our Souls’ honors individuals who devoted their art and their lives toward making America a better place for all. The program showcases what Black music means to the very culture and fabric of America,” Gibson said.

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Thank you to our partners
  • Executive produced by award-winning Rae Mackenzie Group, an industry-leading diversity, equity and inclusion firm
  • Directed by Minnesota State Sen. Bobby Joe Champion