Makeda Hampton in 2019-2020 Met Opera Production “Porgy & Bess”

Soprano Makeda Hampton volunteered a performance during the Nov. 21, 2015 concert at Constitution Hall-150th Anniversary 13th Amendment to US Constitution –  ABOLISHMENT OF SLAVERY. Makeda Hampton sang: ‘Tis Sunset in the Garden from William Grant Still opera Troubled Island; This Little Light of Mine arranged by Jacqueline Hairston. Victor Simonson pianist. See attachment. Soprano Makeda Hampton, is now on stage,…

SmithsonianMag.com: Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears

Smithsonian Magazine America’s forgotten migration – the journeys of a million African-Americans from the tobacco South to the cotton South By Edward Ball; Photographs by Wayne Lawrence November 2015 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/slavery-trail-of-tears-180956968/ When Delores McQuinn was growing up, her father told her a story about a search for the family’s roots. He said his own father knew the…

Roderick Cox will conduct YOLA National Symphony Orchestra July 26

From July 24 to 27, the YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) National Symposium will bring together educators, administrators, advocates, and other key stakeholders in Sistema-inspired programs and programs similarly invested in youth and community development through music education. The theme of the symposium is “Empowering Youth, Building Community.” Over the course of the symposium,…