Monday, December 14, 2009

Australian Radio National Links to Page on Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins

[Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins (1849-1908); Photo from, "An Online Reference Guide to African American History"]

AfriClassical posted “Australia Radio National Airs 'Blind Tom, slave pianist sensation' Dec. 12, 2009.” The program is available online. Among the program's participants is author Deirdre O'Connell, whose new biography of the pianist and composer is “The Ballad of Blind Tom.” left a comment at
Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma has compiled a complete Works List for Thomas 'Blind Tom' Wiggins. It is presented along with a biographical essay derived from the biography 'Blind Tom, The Black Pianist-Composer: Continually Enslaved', by the late Prof. Geneva Handy Southall, published by Scarecrow Press (2002). Please consider linking to the page on Thomas Wiggins.”

Today we were pleased to learn that ABC Radio National will add a link as suggested:
“Thank you so much. I will explore the link and arrange to add it to our website where the audio download is now available.
Best wishes,
Robyn Ravlich
Executive Producer Music Unit
ABC Radio National”

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