Youtube video of Oggi's Museum Exhibition in Philadelphia:
Black music, with its origins in the struggles and suffering-in the souls-of -black people, is everyone's music. As all true art, it is dynamic. Today, its growth is toward more universality...more and more people love it and the lines separating it from other music are disappearing more rapidly than ever. Whitney Houston's R&B sound appeals to popular music audiences, as do Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley. Meanwhile, jazz, gospel, and R&B have unmistakably left their marks on rock, country and pop.
And let's not forget about rap. What Harlem and Watts children do, how they dance and what they wear is absorbed by young people all over the world. In fact, black music just might be the light from America's future, when races and cultures mix as easily as Lyle Lovett sings the blues.
Look at Oggi's photographs, feel their music and groove.