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GainesvilleGabriella Paul, Avenue Writer

(GAINESVILLE, FL) – …Sunday from 2pm to around 6pm, Black History Month will be celebrated for the first time on Bo Diddley Community Plaza with various black musicians performing, Ballard, the events coordinator for the City of Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, said.

“Black musicians over the many years have contributed just really to every major genre of popular music,” Ballard said. “There’s a little something for everybody.”

The free concert will feature world-renowned trumpeter Longineu Parsons and award-winning songwriter Billy Buchanan with his Rock ‘n Soul Revue coming together under the stage name Dr. Neu & Blujafunk, according to a press release.

The name comes from the collaboration of genres between the two bands, performing everything from blues to jazz to funk.

The concert, presented by the City of Gainesville, is free to the public and funded in part by Culture Builds Florida.

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