Say Brother; Blues and Gone
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- Say Brother
- Blues and Gone
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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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Inspired by the Langston Hughes poem "Note on Commercial Theatre," choreographer Billy Wilson leads a group of talented dancers in the staging of a musical that celebrates the genius of black theatrical performers and speaks to their commercial exploitation. Program features a series of music and dance vignettes that appear in dream-like sequence to the choreographer, after he discovers the poem in a book found in a dance bag during the opening rehearsal scene. A repertoire of Duke Ellington compositions and Broadway show tunes, all recorded by familiar artists and by Ellington himself, is the musical accompaniment.
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- Chicago: “Say Brother; Blues and Gone,” 12/08/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_62B8A0BDCD6E4028803C7D0E11CD3ED4.
- MLA: “Say Brother; Blues and Gone.” 12/08/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_62B8A0BDCD6E4028803C7D0E11CD3ED4>.
- APA: Say Brother; Blues and Gone. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_62B8A0BDCD6E4028803C7D0E11CD3ED4