Black Music Month 2019: 3 Best Documentaries to Stream on Netflix, Prime & Hulu

By: Dave Taylor | Cindy Castillo | Victor Padilla Posted: 1:05 PM, May 31, 2019 Updated: 10:29 AM, Jun 3, 2019

June marks Black Music Month – which makes it the perfect time to get down with three acclaimed documentaries on musicians who have provided the soundtrack to our lives.


1. Homecoming: A film by Beyoncé



Let’s kick off our list of Black Music Month documentaries with Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. Released last month, this concert film features narrations by Maya Angelou, and is executive produced by Beyoncé herself. It goes behind the scenes of her historic performance last year at Coachella as the first black woman to headline the festival. It’s received widespread praise from critics and has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes! You can stream it now on Netflix.


2. Quincy



On Netflix now also, a documentary about a musician with a career that spans six decades. Quincy follows the man with the most Grammy nominations ever: record producer, musician, composer and film producer Quincy Jones. It was co-directed by his daughter, actress Rashida Jones, and won a Grammy this year for Best Music Film.


3. Whitney



Let’s finish our list of Black Music Month documentaries with one of the best-selling and most awarded musical artists of all time. Whitney Houston’s legacy lives on through last year’s documentary, Whitney, which features never-before-seen footage of the singer.


We actually spoke to Whitney’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, who executive produced the film and gave us insight into the star’s life. “She’s a very vibrant, funny, loving person,” shares Pat. “She was beyond a sister-in-law, you know. She was more a friend and confidant.” Get to know her for yourself on Amazon Prime and Hulu now.


Ready to start streaming? Grab some popcorn and a snuggie, because now you’ve got three Black Music Month documentaries to watch through June and all year round.


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