— Ariel Zetina, executive/marketing assistant
Did you know that many genres of popular music have roots in the Black diaspora (think pop, R&B, jazz, etc)? While we work to honor and uphold that lineage within our music education, we must also uplift the community that has been the foundation of much of our music… and I’m talking financially now. With Black Friday, Giving Tuesday, and the gift-giving holidays quickly approaching, we are highlighting 16 Black-owned businesses and Black-led organizations.
Inspired by Black Shop Friday, we’ve collected a list of unique and intersectional businesses and organizations, many that already serve our incredible Voice Lab community.
I challenge you to include at least one of these businesses in your shopping cart this weekend, and I challenge you to include at least one of these organizations on your giving list on Tuesday. (We have some handy graphics and direct links below!)
As a transgender woman of color, I believe it is important to do this work to support the Black community this Black Friday!
We believe in combining technical and pedagogical expertise with a deep love of voice and singing. At The Voice Lab in Chicago, our teachers bring a diverse singing and voice care background ranging from operatic to pop, language studies, songwriting, and voice science research.