Music: Sun Jun 18

A wide range of music by composers of African descent representing diverse historical periods and styles is featured in this morning's Juneteenth celebration. Read on for programming details and stay tuned for spoken introductions. 

Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano 

          Troubled Waters 
                     Margaret Bonds 

           Birmingham Breakdown 
           It Don't Mean a Thing 
                     Duke Ellington 

Opening Music: 
          Peacherine Rag 
                    Scott Joplin 

          Adagio in F Minor 
                    Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges* 

*The subject of the recent movie “Chevalier,” the eighteenth-century composer St. Georges was a native of Guadeloupe, emigrated as a child to France, and established himself as a leading composer in the pre-revolutionary French court. 

Offertory (recording): 
          "Why Can't We Live Together?" 
                    Timmy Thomas 

Kim and Christian Force, vocals and piano 
          "What's Going On?" 
                    Marvin Gaye 

Postlude (recording): 
          "Nos Estamos Levantando" (We Are Rising) 
                    TaĆ­na Asili

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