Saturday, May 9, 2009

Comment on 'Mixed Experience History Month: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer' posted an article on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) on May 8, 2009.  It reads, in part:“In 1904 he traveled to the United States where, according to Wikipedia, he developed an interest in his racial heritage: 'He sought to do for African music what Johannes Brahms did for Hungarian music and Antonín Dvořák for Bohemian music.'" 

We have posted a comment:
“Congratulations on identifying and promoting a very accomplished Afro-British composer, conductor and music professor, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Coleridge-Taylor was involved in Pan-Africanism as early as 1900, according to the website of the British Library: 'After reading the work of the African-American writer W.E.B. Dubois, he attended the first Pan-African conference in London in 1900 and became part of a loose circle of black activism.' The musical legacy of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor has finally led to numerous recordings in recent decades. Eight audio samples can be heard at the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor page at A sample of "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child", recorded by the Coleridge Ensemble in Boston, is nearly five minutes long (4:53)."

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