Sunday, September 27, 2009

Soprano Diane Bolden-Taylor Sings at ASALH Convention in Cincinnati, Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2009

Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, informs AfriClassical of news received from Prof. Diane Bolden-Taylor, Professor of Music and Vocal Area Head at the University of Northern Colorado:
"I have been invited to sing at the annual Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH) convention coming up this week in Cincinnati. I will be presenting a lecture/recital. I am especially fond of the music by Montsalvatge, Robert Owens and Florence Price."

The ASALH has long been honored on the Black History & Classical Music page at, which opens with these words:
"February is Black History Month in Jamaica and the United States, and African Heritage Month in Canada. October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom. The annual observance was founded in 1926 by the American historian Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950). He also founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), The 2010 National Black History Theme is "The History of Black Economic Empowerment."

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