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Basic Black; Conversation And Performance With Esperanza Spalding


CLOSE CAPTIONED MASTER A Conversation and Performance with Esperanza Spalding Show #3810 Broadcast Date: 2/22/07 Producer: valerie Linson Length: 26:46

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Basic Black
Conversation And Performance With Esperanza Spalding
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Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

Bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding began her musical career at the age of 15. “Right from the beginning, I understood how the bass works, the role of the bass, I knew what to do…” says Esperanza Spalding in describing her development as an artist. Spalding has played in concert halls and jazz clubs all over the world and her larger than life image adorns the exterior of the Berklee College of Music where she teaches. Basic Black welcomes Spalding for a conversation and performances of her original songs and compositions.



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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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