Thursday, January 10, 2008

Myrtle Hart Society: Juarês de Mira's Repertoire Not Limited to Negro Spirituals

On Jan. 9, 2008, Rashida N. Black, Founder/Executive Director of The Myrtle Hart Society,, received this message from the Afro-Brazilian singer Juarês de Mira, whose Negro Spirituals have been discussed in an earlier post on AfriClassical:

My name is Juarês de Mira. I am a lyrical singer. I live in Curitiba, in Southern Brazil. I am dedicated to the Negro Spirituals (Classically Arranged) and Folksongs: Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Aaron Copland... and Brazilian Art songs from composers such as Waldemar Henrique, Francisco Mignone, Hekel Tavares, Camargo Guarnieri, Lorenzo Fernandez ... which I study and present in concerts and recitals.

To listen to the songs from my performances, Click in My profile in myspace. There exist many songs from Mr. Harry Burleigh, Rosamond Johnson, Lawrence Brown, Hall Johnson, Roland Hayes, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern :


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