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Say Brother; Black Music Repertory Ensemble


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Say Brother
Black Music Repertory Ensemble
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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

Program Description

This half-hour performance at Tufts University's Cohen Auditorium features The Black Music Repertory Ensemble of Columbia Chicago's Center for Black Music Research. The majority of the Ensemble's repertoire comes from a large body of previously unperformed small ensemble works by African American composers.

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Black Music Repertory Ensemble,” 02/29/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4AF34BC1407A4041B52688FFCE145FD2.
MLA: “Say Brother; Black Music Repertory Ensemble.” 02/29/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4AF34BC1407A4041B52688FFCE145FD2>.
APA: Say Brother; Black Music Repertory Ensemble. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4AF34BC1407A4041B52688FFCE145FD2
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