Alicia Keys, Grandmaster Flash, And More Set To Celebrate 100 Years Of Black American Music 


The Black American Music Association announces its Inaugural ICE (Imperial Crown of Excellence) Medal Of Honor Event, in Atlanta on Sunday, October 15, 2023, celebrating 100 Years of the Black American Music Artform. Honorees will include Alicia Keys, Grandmaster Flash, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and more! 

This historic event will be held at Atlanta’s Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College. This Black tie event will be paying tribute to the legends, creative visionaries, and trailblazers within Black American music, who have captivated audiences worldwide and left an everlasting impact on the cultural landscape.

The evening will provide music direction from Ray Chew, poetic interpretation of colorful eras by Marcus Amaker, and segment curation by the legendary Wyclef Jean and gospel great Donald Lawrence

The ICE Medal of Honor seeks to shine a spotlight on the indelible contributions made by artists and executives who have enriched the world with their talents and paved the way for generations to come. The ICE will serve as a beacon of recognition & education of the Black American music art form and an ode to the resilience, innovation, and brilliance of its creatives. Executive Producers of the ICE-Medal of Honor are BAM-Association Co-Founders Michael Mauldin & Demmette Guidry, along with Derrick Williams of DNA Media and Co-Executive producer Jermaine Dupri. The program is being produced by Mauldin & Williams and Directed by Kevin Swain.

The star-studded event will have live performances, heartfelt speeches, moving tributes, and authentic storytelling that reflect the profound influence of these music luminaries. “We are thrilled to launch the ICE Medal of Honor and to recognize these outstanding individuals who have made an enduring mark on the world through their art and creativity,” said Michael Mauldin, Co-Producer and visionary behind the event. “This celebration is a testament to the power of Black American music in shaping culture and inspiring