Gift giving is a characteristic trait that many of us find within ourselves. For me, I enjoy purchasing thoughtful gifts for others. I often notice myself looking for different items for myself and coming across items that I know others will love. Seeing these items encourages me to purchase them as a “just because gift.” For instance, we all may know or have someone in our lives that loves everything related to music. In this case, what better way to give gifts to a musical inclined Southern Belle, Southern Beau, or young boy or girl than by purchasing music inspired gifts that are also black-owned.
Below are 4 music inspired black-owned gifts to give for birthdays, Black History Month, or (my favorite) just because!
Music Inspired Black-Owned Gift Guide
Colour of Music Festival Official T-Shirt
Colour of Music Black Classical Musician Festival, was founded by Lee Pringle. As the current artistic director, Mr. Pringle first realized as a child his love for music and made it his priority to enhance and expand appreciation of the African-American Spiritual and black classically trained musicians’.This organization also provides t-shirts and virtual events that any musician will love to sport or attend. With its distinct and empowering image on the front of their t-shirts and their diverse virtual events, any musician will be thankful when receiving a gift from Colour of Music. Purchase these items for someone you know who appreciates music by clicking here.
2. Jazz Painting (Music Wall Art)
Lanre Studio brings music and art together seamlessly. Created by the Nigerian-Canadian, painter, and sculptor, Lanre Adefioye, Lanre Studio provides more than your standard artwork. The studio has much artwork that features business-savvy and musical creativity. One piece that will stand out as a favorite in the musical community is the Jazz Painting Music Wall Art which can serve as Guitar decor or Saxophone inspired gift. This is definitely the ideal gift to give to a musician who has his or her own musical room or one who loves art as well.
3. Nia Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box
When one thinks about music, one should also think of dancing. Music encourages many of us to dance. Therefore, finding items that can encourage music and dancing is what most adults and kids love. Sharon McBean, Creator of Nia Ballerina, has created a musical jewelry box with a black ballerina, which is the perfect keepsake gift a little girl will treasure for years! Watch as the ballerina turns to a sweet melody and even serve as a representation for what they can achieve as a young Black Southern Belle.
4. Black Boys Dance Too: “Darnell Enters a Talent Show”
Created by Voorhees College alum, Jamal Josef and illustrated by Adrian Turner, the book Black Boys Dance Too “Darnell Enters a Talent Show” is another way to give a thoughtful gift to a young Southern Beau who has to move their feet when he hears a beat. This book focuses on the importance of loving your gifts you are born with and also explains anti-bullying. To purchase your book, or coloring book, today for your little one, nephew, or grandson, check out the authors website https://www.jamaljosef.com/merchandise for more information.
Each of these four black-owned music inspired gifts are ideal for anyone who enjoys music and dancing. We should appreciate the dedication that is put into creating art such as music and dance and appreciate the African Americans who continue to move our race forward and advance our knowledge of various genres and styles. So next time a musician or dancer comes to mind, let these items be your go to for purchase.