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Say Brother; Solar Visions

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Say Brother
Solar Visions
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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

Program consists of a studio performance by Solar Visions, a Boston-based musical group blending jazz and pop. Solar Visions players are David Kane (keyboards), Jimmy Wilson (horn, trumpet, special effects), Paul Soroka (lyricon), Larry Bright (bandleader and drums), and Vincent Loving (base guitar). Programs includes a fifteen minute interview conducted by Sixto Escobar with Bright, who discusses his work with Sun Ra, the band's use of the lyricon, and the electronic sound of the music.

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Broadcast program

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Loving, Vincent
Bright, Larry
Soroka, Paul
Solar Visions (Musical group)
Kane, David
Wilson, Jimmy
Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Beres, Marc (Intern)
Escobar, Sixto (Host)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Solar Visions,” 05/03/1979, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Solar Visions.” 05/03/1979. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Solar Visions. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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