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Black Music in America

B.B. King, 1971

B.B. King, 1971


The influence is distinctive and irresistible. When African people began to interact with European people, new kinds of music emerged; a rich and endlessly creative stream of classical music, folk song, religious music; jazz, blues, as well as forms that continue to develop to the present day.

Join Exploring Music host Bill McGlaughlin as he dips his toe into the ocean of inspiration coming from people of African heritage. The series includes early work songs, spirituals, French quartets, and opera; soul and minstel songs, ragtime and Motown. Performers include William Warfield, Jessye Norman, B.B. King, Miles Davis and Anthony McGill. The series takes its name from Black, Brown, and Beige, a jazz symphony written by Duke Ellington for his Carnegie Hall debut in 1943.

Portraits in Black, Brown, and Beige is a two-week series on Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin airing Monday through Friday at 7:00 PM (and at 11:00 pm on Wednesday, April 2).

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