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
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
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
Chicago’s PBS station profiles Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp, a summer camp for aspiring blues musicians. Sounds like the kids had a lot fun!
Check out this New York Times article about a 1920s black-owned record company in Harlem.
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