MAHS Museum Grand Opening
September 26-27, 2014
The MAHS Museum's first exhibition presents artifacts of the iconic Detroit independent record labels Tribe and Strata. The exhibition opened with performances by the iconic Detroit group Vibes From the Tribe, featuring founding members Phil Ranelin, Jariby Shahid and Ron Williams.
In tribute to the legacy of Detroit's independent, artist-run jazz labels, the opening exhibition at MAHS presents materials and ephemera from both Tribe Records and its near contemporary, Strata Records. This exhibition runs through December 2014.
About MAHS Museum
The MAHS Museum is a free, publicly-accessible storefront museum for the extensive music archive developed by musician and proprietor of the world-renowned Peoples Records, Brad Hales. The MAHS Museum features regularly changing exhibits that highlight Detroit and Michigan's significant contributions to global musical culture. Original research and publications are an important feature of the museum's mission to preserve and provide a real context for this pivotal cultural legacy. An all-Michigan, Detroit-centric internet radio station will be online soon as well, along with the latest iteration of Peoples Records vinyl store.
“People may not realize that Detroit is a popular destination for music-related tourism,” Hales states. “A worldwide network of rare record collectors exists, and Michigan has always been a hub for finding 'rares,' I see the same dealers and collectors again and again each year from England, Japan, France, Germany, and all over the U.S., who travel here because of our music.”
The name MAHS Museum is a play on the last name of one of the soul producers who ran D-Town Records, and opened right next to Motown on Grand Boulevard.
This project is generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge and Eastern Market Corporation