About Black Music History
Matthew Williams MA, PGCE, LLB is a PhD research student at the University of Bristol. He began this initiative in February 2017 in order to aid his studies. It has since blossomed with an online following on Instagram of over 15,000 followers. He continues to document on social media when he is not studying or working.
Traditional western music history is well documented and many books and online resources have been provided charting its development. There are fewer resources which cover the music of the African Diaspora and its spread throughout the world. This blog seeks to highlight and promote knowledge about the major influence of black music throughout history.