Join Café Mocha this weekend for a musical journey on both radio and TV with the Salute THEM Awards ‘live’ from the new National Museum Of African-American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville. Sunday, June 6th we’re streaming @ www.salutethemawards.com at 7pm ET and making our TV debut on BNC.TVat 10pm ET.On behalf of Loni Love, YoYo, Angelique Perrin and myself, thanks for your support of ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’…see you Sunday.Sheila Eldridge – Creator & Executive producer – Café Mocha NetworkSalute THEM Awards Honors Musical Vanguards Sly Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ludacris and Others fromThe New National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) on June 6, 2021Gospel ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones, jazz pianist Patrice Rushen, renowned songstress Darlene Love, director Bille Woodruff, choreographerJamal Josef and celebrity stylist June Ambrose to be honored for Black Music Month
To kick off Black Music Month, Café Mocha, the #1 nationally syndicated radio show for ‘women of color,’ presents the Salute THEM Awards ‘soundtrack of our lives’ broadcasting Sunday, June 6 at 10:00 P.M ET on BNC.TV from the new National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville.
The awards event, sponsored by AARP and Toyota with musical alliances NMAAM, Essence Festival and Living Legends Foundation, will be co-hosted by Café Mocha Gracie Award Winners Loni Love, Yo-Yo and “Ain’t Too Proud” Broadway star Saint Aubyn.
The Salute THEM Awards is the second in a unique, “Saluting Our Culture,” awards series that recognizes the indelible impact of those who serve as a catalyst for change through their artistry.
The awards will be the first-ever to take attendees on a historical journey of Black music curated from theNational Museum of African American Music. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter decreed June as “Black Music Month” in recognition of Black Music’s remarkable contributions to American culture.
This is a first for the Salute THEM Awards, airing on the newly re-launched BNC, which is available in more than 52 million households with linear agreements in place with major providers including Xfinity (Ch 1116), DIRECTV (Ch 342), Spectrum, DISH (Ch 361), and also available on over 200 million internet-connected devices via partnerships with Amazon Fire TV, Pluto, Roku, Tubi, Vizio, Samsung and more. This year’s tribute performers include 2021 ACM Awards new male artist of the year Jimmie Allen, multi-Stellar Award nominee and GMA Dove Award winner Maranda Curtis; and multi-GRAMMY nominated songwriting and production duo Louis York.
Presented by Toyota North America and AARP, the Salute THEM Awards honors the phenomenal contributions of Black creative’s and benefitting the Mocha Cares Foundation to support housing and services to combat homelessness and domestic violence through mentorship programs.