Music Moves is focused on widening the spotlight to include historically underrepresented artists and musicians, with a goal of starting conversations that lead to an appreciation of different cultures. The Arkansas Black Music and Film Expo provides a unique opportunity for Northwest Arkansas to support the important work of honoring Black voices and contributions in Northwest Arkansas, as well as enjoy a night of community and fun.
Celebration of Black Music: To celebrate and showcase the rich and diverse history of Black music, including its contributions to various genres such as Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, and more.
Education and Awareness: To educate the public about the cultural significance and historical context of Black music, highlighting the artists, movements, and milestones that have shaped the industry.
Promotion of Black Artists: To provide a platform for emerging and established Black musicians, songwriters, producers, and other music professionals to showcase their talent and gain exposure.
Music and Arts Industry Insights: To offer workshops, panel discussions, and seminars on various aspects of the music industry, including songwriting, production, marketing, and distribution, with a focus on empowering Black musicians and industry professionals.
Marketplace for Music and Arts Products: To host an expo or trade show where music-related products and services, such as instruments, recording equipment, and merchandise, can be exhibited and promoted.