Thursday, January 5, 2017

John Malveaux Discusses Interview With Ulysses Kay (1917-1995), Prolific African American Composer Whose Birth Centennial is January 7, 2017

Ulysses Kay (1917-1995) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List and a  Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma,

John Malveaux of
American composer Ulysses Simpson Kay was a member of the United States first cultural exchange program with the Soviet Union. During a visit to his home and subsequent interview, we chatted extensively about his experience in Russia and the Russian people.
I was somewhat surprised when he shared that the Russian people "are most like Americans" than any other country he visited. See
Nicholas Kasovac writes:
My name is Nick Kasovac and I'm a singer/Board member of The Esoterics (, an a cappella choir in the Seattle area.  The short version of this email is:  We are preparing to perform a concert of Ulysses Kay's a cappella choral works in celebration of his birth 100 years ago.  Concert dates are Jan 6, 7, 8, 2017 in Seattle, West Seattle and Tacoma

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