Dave Brubeck’s THE GATES of JUSTICE

October 2019 was the 50th anniversary of Dave Brubeck’s THE GATES of JUSTICE. See https://africlassical.blogspot.com/2019/10/john-malveaux-50th-anniversary-of.html. African American baritone Kevin Deas was one of two soloists in THE GATES of JUSTICE and a later soloist during 2015 MusicUNTOLD concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. See https://africlassical.blogspot.com/2019/10/john-malveaux-kevin-deas-sang-during.html. In a recent statement, 130 Jewish organizations…

LIVE with Carnegie Hall: Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi

LIVE with Carnegie Hall ‘Rhiannon Giddens is one of the most vibrant musicians of our time. With her partner, multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, she leads us through the music and history of minstrelsy’. Terrance McKnight, Moderator https://www.carnegiehall.org/Explore/Watch-and-Listen/Live-with-Carnegie-Hall?fbclid=IwAR0WVzxxsEkmdpkA6tljfzSkrqRY8ER-vMp4fAm1_HCJ8EgdDfyu9rY_hEE Attachments area

Mezzo-Soprano J’Nai Bridges will sing the role of Nefertiti in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten

Mezzo-Soprano J’Nai Bridges will sing the role of Nefertiti  in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten during FREE Met Opera Live stream Saturday June 20, 2020, 7:30 EDT. The performance will be available on demand for 23 hours on the Met website. The actual performance was recorded November 23, 2019.  See picture of J’Nai Bridges and listen to Met interview https://metopera.org/discover/video/?videoName=jnai-bridges-on-akhnaten&videoId=6109192310001.

Pianist Lara Downes

    MusicUNTOLD and Long Beach Public Library presented pianist Lara Downes in recital commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billie Holiday at the Long Beach Main Library-Main Library Auditorium on March 7, 2015. . Please see https://africlassical.blogspot.com/2015/02/long-beach-public-library-musicuntold.html. See pictures 1 Lara with Library staff and MusicUNTOLD volunteers, pic 2 Lara signing CD’s June…

JUNETEENTH UNTOLD story

  Wikipedia: Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. On June 17, 2004 I shared the UNTOLD Story…