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Say Brother; 15 Annual Gala Celebration; Pianist Randy Weston performs "The Healers"

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Pianist Randy Weston performs his original composition "The Healers" as part of the Say Brother 15th Anniversary Gala held at the Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists. In the program overall Say Brother celebrates its 15th anniversary as WGBH's longest running target audience program with a special "gala" broadcast from three locations in Boston: the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, WGBH TV, and the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. With hosts Jim Spruill, Beth Deare, and Tanya Hart (each at a separate location); entertainers Randy Weston, Webster Lewis, Noel Pointer, Kamal Scott, the Fred Benjamin Dancers (from New York City), the current cast of the Next Move Theatre's "All Night Strut" and Michael Smart and Naomi Moody of a Boston production of "Porgy and Bess"; guests David Atwood, Hazel Bright, Gloria Fox, Barry Gaither, Elma Lewis, Jean McGuire, Carmen McRae, Karl Nurse, Dan Richardson, Marita Rivero, and Sarah-Ann Shaw; special segments ("Happy Birthday" inserts, an "insider" look at Webster Lewis' studio production of a recording by Robert Guillaume, previously aired interview footage with WGBH President David O. Ives, and the presentation of Say Brother's First Annual Awards).

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Say Brother
15 Annual Gala Celebration
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Pianist Randy Weston performs "The Healers"

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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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Fred Benjamin Dancers
Bright, Hazel
Osborne, Michael
Deare, Beth
Spruill, Jim
Ledford, Mark
Lewis, Webster
Rivero, Marita
Fox, Gloria
Gilmore, Marvin
Woody, Betty
Gaither, Barry
Pointer, Noel
Lewis, Elma
McRae, Carmen
Master Cylinder (Musical group)
Richardson, Joey
Scott, Kamal
Lugo, Lita
Grimes, Kevin
Ortiz, Raquel
African American musicians
National Center of Afro-American Artists. Museum
Atwood, David
McGuire, Jean
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts (Roxbury, Mass.)
Bagley, Sandy
Nurse, Karl
Richardson, Dan
Putnam, Glendora
Say Brother Community Committee
Guillaume, Robert
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Weston, Randy, 1926-
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
Langhart, Janet
Hart, Tanya
Lee, David
Waters (Musical group)
Deare, Paul
Ross, John
Race and Ethnicity
Ortiz, Raquel (Host)
Spruill, Jim (Host)
Deare, Beth (Host)
Hart, Tanya (Host)
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WGBH Educational Foundation
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