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House Re-launches ‘Rock and Roll Caucus’ to Highlight ‘Positive Impacts of Music’

Written by on February 15, 2024

Rep. Shontel Brown, D-Ohio, has relaunched the “Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus,” initially founded in 2012 by former Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio. The caucus aims to celebrate the positive influence of music, emphasizing the role of cultural organizations like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in fostering community unity, supporting arts and music education, and enhancing cultural and economic values. To mark the relaunch, Rep. Brown introduced a Spotify playlist featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, including Marvin Gaye and Elvis Presley, and announced plans for another playlist dedicated to Black artists in honor of Black History Month. The initiative underscores the importance of arts education, the cultural and economic impact of the arts, and the essential role of music in free speech. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., praised the effort, highlighting a personal favorite, B.B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone,” from the playlist.

Source: WHAM

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