Category Archives: Music

Happy Black History Month ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing

This being the first day of Black History Month, I thought I would reblog a post from 2011 about “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” written brothers, James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson. On February 12, 1900, “Lift Every Voice and … Continue reading

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Colour of Music – Black Classical Musicians Festival

I just heard about this amazing festival that takes place next week in Charleston, South Carolina (with a prelude this Friday, October 17th).  I’m so bummed that I won’t be able to attend, but it’s just the sort of thing … Continue reading

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A Jazz Star in the Making

This past June, and also in 2010, my niece participated in the University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Workshop.  The girl’s got talent and my sister and I are her biggest fans.  Last year she sang “Nature Boy” and this … Continue reading

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Chicago Blues Camp for Kids

Chicago’s PBS station profiles Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp, a summer camp for aspiring blues musicians.  Sounds like the kids had a lot fun!

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Black Swan Records

Check out this New York Times article about a 1920s black-owned record company in Harlem.

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All that Jazz

A couple of weeks ago I promised to share some of my favorite music artists and since this is the last week of Black Music Month, I shall do so now!   If I owe my appreciation of classical music to … Continue reading

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African Americans in Classical Music – Part 3

This will be the last post in the classical music series.  While I would not call myself a classical music devotee, I do have an appreciation for the genre which started early in my life.  My mom is a musician … Continue reading

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