Special Programming

The Johnny Otis Show – March 10, 2007

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Episode Three: "And Sing!"
This episode explores the rising arc and initial changes in Black choral music by looking at the Benedict and Kentucky State College Choirs, as well as the early professional choirs. We examine the work and influence of composers and directors like John Work-the-Third, Eva Jessye, Hall Johnson, and Harry T. Burleigh. We also look at how an artist like Paul Robeson and venues such as Radio City Music Hall and Hollywood Movies spurred the music to national and international acclaim?

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