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Black Music Month celebration

7/10/2015, 7:17 a.m.
Event producer and media personalit Kevin Lei is the creator and executive producer of The Platform: A Black Music Month ...
Dj Spen, 2015 Artist Achievement Award recipient. (Photo: Phinesse Demps)

Event producer and media personalit Kevin Lei is the creator and executive producer of The Platform: A Black Music Month Event. In 2012, Kevin Lei produced his first show in Baltimore for Black Music Month honoring “The Godmother of R&B” Lil Mo’. Each year, Lei has continued to bring awareness and attention to Black Music Month by acknowledging the accomplishments of artists and performers alike.

The Platform: A Black Music Month Event is one of the leading events in the city of Baltimore in celebration of Black Music Month. The show brings together performers and honorees from all genres of music to create an unforgettable experience.

On June 30, the celebration of Black Music Month took place at Mood Lounge @347. It was an amazing talent laden group of artists who put on a showcase! Kevin Lei and the Carrollton Group really did put on a classy show! It started kind of late, but it was well worth the wait.

The event was hosted by Crystal L. Bass and Rock Mitchell with performances by Jessica Hall; Therron Fowler; Lia Songbird; Christen B.; Khare Hawkins; Freedom Imani and David Lyve. These artists will be featured in future Indie Soul columns.

The highlight of the night was the presentation of the 2015 Artist Achievement Awards to Maurette Brown Clark and DJ Spen.

According to Lei, “I really wanted a platform to show appreciation for black music. This is a passion of mine and to be able to do something for these artists is what drives me. This truly is a labor of love.” Lei you did one heck of job and I can’t wait for the 2016 awards show. Mark your calendar people. You don’t want to miss this. To see photos from the event, please visit of website: www.baltimoretimes-online.com under Indie Soul.

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