Black Musicians Throughout History

Black Musicians Throughout History

Black History Month is supposed to be a time when we celebrate important black figures, but also when we discuss why we don’t do that the rest of the year. Hopefully we can start to make the classical community a more welcome place for black musicians everywhere.

Check out Jessye Norman here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIAi2XwuWo
And buy her book here: http://www.amazon.com/Stand-Straight-Sing-Jessye-Norman/dp/0544003403/
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Music used in this video:
Mahler, Gustav. Kindertotenlieder, IV. Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen. Perf. Marian Anderson and the San Francisco Orchestra. Cond. Pierre Monteux. Public domain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mahler_-_Kindertotenlieder,_IV_(Anderson,_Monteux,_1950).ogg

Media cited in this video (protected under Fair Use):
BlauweBarry. “Play it, Sam.” YouTube. YouTube, 8 Mar 2008. Web. 12 February 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vThuwa5RZU

hafgan02. “treemonisha,we’re goin’ around.” YouTube. YouTube, 12 May 2011. 12 February 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi3zl4Gcr74

Peter Marshhmallow. “Show Boat – 1936.” YouTube. YouTube, 10 February 2010. 12 February 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPR3X9AjhaU

texmex0303. “Jessye Norman – A Portrait – When I Am Laid In Earth (Purcel.” YouTube. YouTube, 27 March 2008. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIAi2XwuWo

Xola Theodore Meki. “Lawrence Brownlee Ah mes amis.” YouTube. YouTube, 1 March 2014. Web. 12 February 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIQjnJqNuU8