Through entertainment, the black community has been able to prove that it cannot be suppressed or stopped. The Maroons of the Caribbean held on to their African heritage through music; Africans on the continent created African popular music during colonization and the African American community created a new wave in the entertainment industry through the Harlem Renaissance. The legacy of black entertainers is not a new phenomenon.
Due to its power, music is one of the world’s biggest mediums that bring people together and black musicians all over the world are creating an impact not only within the space they find themselves but on a global level as well.
It will be hard to list at a go the greatest black musicians who time and time again thrilled the world with their music despite only a few have managed to leave the world stunned by their performances. Here is a list of some of the greatest black performers of all time.