The vision behind the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame

When considering African Americans’ impact on the music industry, Detroit and Memphis are typically regarded as quintessential cities for Black artistry.

The lesser-known story is that of Cincinnati, whose rust-belt streets gave way to the creation of doo-wop, funk and other sounds that dominated the mid-20th century.

Perhaps the legacy of Black music in Cincinnati has been overlooked in the past, but Hamilton County Commission Vice President Alicia Reece seeks to change the narrative with the creation of the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame.

News:These artists will be inducted into the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame next month

The Walk of Fame, founded by Reece, is located outside the Andrew J. Brady Music Center, with Hollywood-style stars honoring musicians with connections to Hamilton County. The 2022 honorees include Penny Ford, techno-funk band Midnight Star, hip hop producer Hi-Tek and jazz musician Wilbert Longmire.

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