UMC Black Music Month

(Above image of Jimi Hendrix by Fernando Ribas)

Starting today, June 2, subscription streaming service Urban Movie Channel (UMC) will celebrate Black Music Month with films featuring “the culture’s most prominent and beloved entertainers.”

UMC will show documentaries about late hip hop greats Tupac ShakurNotorious B.I.G. and Jam Master Jay; concert performances from Earth Wind and FireJimi Hendrix, and Unlocking the Truth; and stories about little-known black musicians such as the enslaved pianist Thomas Greene Bethune and “Queen of the Trumpet,” Valaida Snow.

UMC will also host a live Facebook interview with Leila Steinberg, the artist mentor and Tupac Shakur’s first manager (day and time were not given). A veteran music industry executive, Steinberg first met Tupac in 1988, when he enrolled in her writing workshop, The Microphone Sessions, which focused on spoken word, poetry, musicals, hip hop, pop and dance.

On June 9, UMC will stream American Beatboxer, a documentary about the first American Beatbox Championship. And on every Thursday through July 27, UMC will add another episode from season one of WE tv‘s Braxton Family Values.

UMC is available online and via iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and other devices.  Subscriptions are $4.99 a month or $49.99 annually.

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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