Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Violinists & Composers of African Descent in YouTube Videos

[African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. 1; Danse Nègre From African Suite (6:14); Petite Suite de Concert (13:36); Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor; Cedille 90000 055 (2000)]

“Rachel's Musical Adventures” is the blog of Rachel Barton Pine, the violinist whose landmark 1997 CD of works of Black composers has led to her advocacy of the works of Black composers. I have the honor of serving as an Advisory Member of the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation http://www.rebf.org/ The Foundation is preparing a major educational resource for music students, “
The String Student's Library of Music by Black Composers”. Today Rachel Barton announced a resource which is available immediately:

Black History Month videos

In honor of Black History Month, I have created a special playlist on my YouTube channel highlighting the history and repertoire of important violinists and composers of African descent: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Grant Still, David Baker, George Bridgetower, and J. Rosamond Johnson. Check it out at

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1 comment:

Maryam Sharron Rahil Sarai Rasulallah Muhammad 11111000 said...

Pardon Mr. Zick,

I clicked on the web link for your play list, but YouTube says that the id is incorrect.