Carry Me Home

In connection with the release of “So You Want To Sing Spirituals.” one of the events I planned was a recital of concert spirituals by composer Harry T. Burleigh. I was also inspired by an all-spirituals recital by Kathleen Battle I attended […]

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Rare Gems Documentary

Last December, I wrote a presentation for the launch of my book, “So You Want to Sing Spirituals.” As it worked out, I decided to just talk about the slides since I knew most of the attendees were family or friends who […]

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Book Launch

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been more than two weeks since the official book launch for So You Want to Sing Spirituals. The timing was not ideal because the launch was scheduled for only three days after Christmas. This meant […]

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Early One Morn’… The Book Is Coming!

I had begun to reconcil myself to a seemingly interminable wait for the book to come out when I got notice from the publisher, Rowman & Littlefield, that my copies were about to be shipped to me SIX WEEKS EARLY!! Talk about […]

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Poet… And I Didn’t Know It

Earlier this week, SYWTSS’s editor posted a haiku on Facebook about his experience editing the books in the series. It inspired me, but Ah took ma poem to anotha level: Dere once was a chile from N.C., Who tho’t ’bout spir’cules a-plenty, […]

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