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Five Music Docs That Commemorate Black History Month

by Tracey A. Maine on February 24, 2021

To mark Black History Month, we wanted to give you a list of the Top Five Music Documentaries that focus on Black artists currently streaming on Netflix:

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

This film's subject is iconic singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone, who was dubbed "The High Priestess of Soul."

Quincy (2018)

The career of multi-Grammy and Emmy-winning music producer Quincy Jones is chronicled in this movie that features commentaries by fellow artists Mary J. Blige, Tony Bennett and Bono.

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Miles Davis: Birth of Cool (2019)

Archival photos and intimate home movies tell the story of Miles Dewey Davis III, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer who is considered one of the most influential figures in 20th-century jazz.

I Called Him Morgan (2016)

The turbulent life, career and shocking murder of innovative jazz trumpet player Lee Morgan is the film's subject. The New York Times added "I Called Him Morgan" to their Best Films of 2017 list.

Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce (2019)

This Emmy-nominated documentary follows singer Beyonce's performance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert from conception to its standing ovation-worthy completion. 

Are you interested in a career in music?

Hocking College's Music Management degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in music production and music management while also revealing many other entryways into the music industry. 

Students then select one of two areas of specialization — production or music management. Students then dive deeper into their chosen path. Some students even elect to pursue both certificates.

The core classes in this program cover the following topics:

  • Music production
  • Music theory
  • Music publishing 
  • Record label operations

Graduates of this program are qualified to be employed as studio engineers, music producers, recording engineer, record label personnel, concert promoters, tour crew, music publishers, booking agents and musicians.

For more information on Hocking College's Music Management degree program, contact Program Manager Scott Winland at one of the following:

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