BY ELIJAH C. WATSON • SEPT 12 2019
Black people’s contributions to dance music’s many sub-genres continue to be disregarded to this day.
During BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! award show — which aired on Sunday, September 8 — Robin S., Crystal Waters and CeCe Peniston performed a medley of their greatest songs together.
The almost six-minute long set began with Robin’s “Show Me Love,” which was followed by Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” and Peniston’s “Finally.” Various parts of the performance have since hit social media, with users speaking favorably of the performance. But the tribute also reflects just how pivotal black people — especially black women — are to dance music’s beginnings and rise.