I’ve been curating a vocal program of Black librettists and composers for nearly a year. Due to COVID-19, I was unable to perform my recital in person, but now more than ever, it feels important to me to share this multimedia exploration of the Black female experience.
Original Broadcast Date: June 22nd, 2020 7pm CDT
From Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Clarissa Scott Delany, and Leslie Morgan Collins
Margaret Bonds, H. Leslie Adams, John Alden Carpenter, Florence Price, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Nkeiru Okoye
From Faith Ringgold, Lorna Simpson, Robin Joyce Miller, Ernie Barnes, and Michael Rosato
From Zou Zou (1934), Princesse Tam-Tam (1935), Martin Luther King Jr Funeral, Malcolm X Funeral, Fred Hampton Crime Scene and Funeral, Sandra Bland Arrest and Funeral, #SayHerName by the African American Policy Forum, and original video