Category: Black Music Roots

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The Black Roots of Music — Part II (Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker)

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Parts I & II. The revered Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, aide to MLK and university scholar, musically demonstrates with a 100-member choir how Black Americans wrote their true history in musical notes and explains how Bla...

The Woman Who Fought Rap

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(C. DeLores Tucker) This Black leader took on the roughest crowd in the neighborhood and told them what she thought of them while many mask their opinions or run from the subject. (2627)

A Tribute to Eubie Blake

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his great entertainer’s life personifies the Black Experience on Broadway, beginning with his smash hit "Shuffle Along'' and near the end of his life with a Broadway tribute to him: "Eubie." An intimate chat with Eubi...

Black and White Music: The Melting Pot Music

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A look at some of the differences between Black and White music. Performances by Santana, George Duke and Billy Joel. Guests: Harold Wheeler, composer, arranger and conductor.  Wheeler’s arrangements include such hit...

The Big Black Boom On The Great White Way

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A sharp, fast-paced, sophisticated look at some of Broadway's Black plays and producers that have made New York the theatre capital of the world. Guests: Eubie Blake; Melvin van Peebles, playwright, producer and ...

Jazz Tribute

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Duke Ellington: A Billy Taylor Salute

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The History of Black Music — Part 1

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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talen...

The History of Black Music — Part 2

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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talen...

Thank God: An Aframerican Docu-Opera — Part 3

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"The music of the black religious experience," contends Tony Brown, host of the televised "Journal" that bears his name, "is the primary root of all music born in the United States." (806)