The month of June is Black Music Month and we want to celebrate it with identifying new, upcoming, and undiscovered talents that we think enhance black music.
Some of our most coveted treasures in the realm of black music is Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, just to name a few. But while the radio may lead us to believe that black music is dying a slow death, it is alive and strong in new and upcoming artists that continue the legacy of feeding the soul.
So today we want to bring you a talented 11-year-old singer named Cameron Sherman that is not cutting an album…as far as we know, but is probably far more talented than anyone in the studio today. In fact, we don’t know if he’s been discovered by any major music companies. We’ve only seen him in home videos. We hope someone sees him soon because he really does embody the talent of Michael Jackson.
We also want to thank former President Jimmy Carter for launching Black Music month June 7, 1979, that President Obama observes as African-American Music Appreciation Month. Either title is fine as long as it is accompanied by good music from African-American artists.
Check him out!
Cameron Sherman covers Bruno Mars “When I was Your Man”
Cameron Sherman covers Jackson Five’s “I Wanna Be Where You Are”