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Say Brother; Randy Weston: a Legend in His Own Time


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Say Brother
Randy Weston: a Legend in His Own Time
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Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

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A longtime resident of Morocco, pianist Randy Weston is widely known for his skillful blending of African musics with American jazz. This profile of the pianist features interviews with saxophonist Ray Copeland, trumpeter Stanton Davis, jazz educators John Ross and Dr. Roland Wiggins, and Elma Lewis. The interviews are punctuated by excerpts from Weston's performances of "Ellington's Suite," "Children's Waltz," and "The Healers."



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Randy Weston: a Legend in His Own Time,” 12/27/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1D21DF2316B645B49B1851A1E1D174A3.
MLA: “Say Brother; Randy Weston: a Legend in His Own Time.” 12/27/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1D21DF2316B645B49B1851A1E1D174A3>.
APA: Say Brother; Randy Weston: a Legend in His Own Time. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1D21DF2316B645B49B1851A1E1D174A3
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