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Say Brother; Poetry in Motion; Poet Larry Roland performs live in the Say Brother studio

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02/07/1974

In this clip Boston-based poet Larry Roland performs live in the Say Brother studio, accompanied by double bass player. Overall the program focuses on African Americans in the performing arts and their sources of inspiration. Poetry in Motion consists of in-studio performances and interviews with members of the Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (in residency in Boston), Boston-based poets Sam Stamper, Larry Roland, and Alta Starr, and painter Hermone Futrell. Dances performed are the "Doogla" (about east and west Indian men and women) and "Come Go with Me to My Father's House" (performed to a spiritual by the same name). Host Topper Carew talks with artists between performance segments to provide insight into their work. Original air date estimated. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Poetry in Motion
Program Number

316

Title

Poet Larry Roland performs live in the Say Brother studio

Series Description

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

Program focuses on Black performers in the arts and the sources of their inspiration. "Poetry in Motion" consists of in-studio performances and interviews with the Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (in residency in Boston), Boston-based poets Sam Stamper, Larry Roland and Alta Starr, and painter Hermone Futrell. Dances performed are the "Dooga," about East and West Indian men and women ("Dooga" is a term for people of both African and, usually, East Indian parentage) and "Come Go With Me to My Father's House," performed to a spiritual by the same name. Host Topper Carew talks with each artist between performance segments to provide insight into their work. Original airdate estimated.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Stamper, Sam
African Americans in the performing arts
African American poets
Futrell, Hermone
Poetry
National Center of Afro-American Artists. Dance Company
Oral interpretation of poetry
Starr, Alta
Roland, Larry
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Assistant Director)
White, Conrad (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Poetry in Motion; Poet Larry Roland performs live in the Say Brother studio,” 02/07/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE080ED97E524AB4934047ED8C948349.
MLA: “Say Brother; Poetry in Motion; Poet Larry Roland performs live in the Say Brother studio.” 02/07/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE080ED97E524AB4934047ED8C948349>.
APA: Say Brother; Poetry in Motion; Poet Larry Roland performs live in the Say Brother studio. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE080ED97E524AB4934047ED8C948349
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