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Say Brother; Culture Through Dance: The African Connection


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Say Brother
Culture Through Dance: The African Connection
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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 figurative excursion traveling to west Africa, across the Caribbean, and back to Haiti through the medium of dance. The African Dance Company of the National Center of Afro American Artists performs ceremonial dances from West Africa, dances from the West Indian tradition, and finally voodoo dances from the rituals of Haiti. The dance company is lead by choreographer George Howard.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Culture Through Dance: The African Connection,” 12/26/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F08019EDA624D48A62C39158D62858E.
MLA: “Say Brother; Culture Through Dance: The African Connection.” 12/26/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F08019EDA624D48A62C39158D62858E>.
APA: Say Brother; Culture Through Dance: The African Connection. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F08019EDA624D48A62C39158D62858E
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