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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How Potent Is Thine Hand!: Negro Spirituals by Women Composers

Concert of Negro spirituals presented by soprano Randye Jones and pianist Marlys Grimm. Composers include: Florence Price, Eva Jessye, Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, Julia Perry, Betty Jackson King, Lena McLin, Jacqueline Hairston, Evelyn Simpson-Curenton and Maria Thompson. “Thy various works, imperial […]

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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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