Chef Kwame Onwuachi to Deliver a Culinary Experience at Fourth Annual Black Music Action Coalition Gala

The fight for racial and social justice will be a tasty one at this year’s Black Music Action Coalition‘s fourth annual BMAC Gala. James Beard award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi of Tatiana in New York City will head the gala’s culinary experience, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on September 19, 2024.

“We are honored to have changemaker and philanthropist Chef Kwame Onwauchi join us this year to curate the menu and continue our tradition of presenting an elevated experience that’s true to Black culture,” BMAC co-founder, president and CEO Willie “Prophet” Stiggers tells EBONY.

For the past three years, the BMAC Gala has brought together some of the most powerful executives and artists together with activists and leaders in their industries. “Our organization is on the front lines fighting for racial equity and justice in the music industry,” Stigger says.

“The Gala has become an important celebration where we look back on the highlights from the past year while also bringing together the most important figures in the industry to honor artists and professionals who are using their platforms to help drive this systemic change forward.”

The night will recognize its 2024 honorees and highlight its guaranteed income and mentorship programs, such as the BMAC x Academy of Country Music (ACM) “OnRamp,” the BMAC Music Maker Guaranteed Income and Mentorship Program in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the BMAC x Victoria Monét Music Maker Grant, the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Music Maker Grants and more.

BMAC has also supported policy change, including the Create Art Act, the RAP ACT and SAG-AFTRA’s Sound Recording Deal, by endorsing open letters to President Biden calling for action in the fight for racial equity and protection of artists. They co-convened the first-ever congressional briefing on racial equity legislation in partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition, United by Equity, U.S. Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Movement and the “Why We Can’t Wait” campaign from the National African-Americans Reparations Coalition.

Updated: May 30, 2024 — 3:02 pm