Tuesday, June 26, 2018

John Malveaux: "Performance Today" introduces classical musicians of African descent

Renee Baker

John Malveaux of 

My Name Is Series! produced by Meghann Oglesby aired on  NPR American Public Media’s Performance Today offers  eighteen 2 minute self introductions by African descent classical music artists to heighten awareness of diversity in the classical genre. Hear self introductions by Chi-chi Nwanoku, Jessie Montgomery, Steven Banks, Nokuthula Ngwenyama (Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama performed during MusicUNTOLD 2012 concert to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation), Hassan Anderson, Lawrence Brownlee, Joseph Conyers, Darin Atwater, Demarre McGill, Awadagin Pratt, Pretty Yende, Sandford Thompson, Miriam Adam, Valerie Coleman, Leslie Dunner, Anthony McGill, Jeffrey Mumford, Renee Baker. Hear the actual voices of an unprecedented collection of African descent history makers in classical music:  

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