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.


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March 23, 2020

"It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play."

Miles Davis

I know some were expecting broader perspectives on secular music as that topic was next in my series. That will come soon but, we have all been affected by the current crisis and it would be odd n...