Thursday, January 29, 2009

Adams, Still & Tamusuza Heard at University of Louisiana Monroe Concert

[Top: Justinian Tamusuza; Middle: William Grant Still (Photo is the sole property of William Grant Still Music, and is used with permission.); Bottom: H. Leslie Adams] 

AfriClassical was pleased to learn that a Black History Month Concert at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will honor African American composers H. Leslie Adams, William Grant Still, John Work and Eugene Hancock, along with Ugandan composer Justinian Tamusuza (b. 1951), who has been in touch with us by E-mail:

Concert commemorates February’s Black History Month at ULM
News-Star news services • January 28, 2009 
The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Division of Music will commemorate Black History Month with a special concert of inspiring music and texts by African-American composers and writers, starting at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. ULM vocal faculty Susan Olson and Louis Nabors, and Visual and Performing Arts Associate Dean Matthew James, with voice performance graduate student Bianca Jackson, will sing inspirational pieces by H. Leslie Adams, William Grant Still, John Work, and Eugene Hancock. Coralie White, ULM piano faculty, will assist. James Boldin, French Horn, will play the music of Justinian Tamusuza, while William Grant Still is the composer of a piece performed by Scot Humes, Alto saxophone.” [Full Post] [H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932) and William Grant Still (1895-1978) are profiled at

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