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Say Brother
Moment for Music, A
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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

Host Tanya Hart speaks with Hilda Harris, mezzo-soprano for the New York City Opera, about her upcoming performance at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston. Program includes studio performances by Harris of "This Little Light of Mine" (by John Work) and "The Segadilla" (an aria from the second act of Carmen by Georges Bizet) with the musical accompaniment of pianist Fredericka King. Additional segments include an encore presentation of Hart's interview with Manuel Gonzalez (of the group Opera 76) and Wendell English (representing Concerts in Black and White), and a performance by tenor Carlos Santana. Program includes the "Community Calendar."



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Gonzalez, Manuel
Hispanic American musicians
English, Wendell
African American singers
Nela (opera)
Santana, Carlos
African American women
Concerts in Black and White - Boston - Massachusetts
Bridgetower String Quartet
Harris, Hilda
African American musicians
Civil rights
Opera 76
Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Barrow (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Jones, Vickie (Guest Producer)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Hart, Tanya (Host)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Editor)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Smith, Kathy (Post Production Switcher)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
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