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Say Brother; Street Dancers Bash

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Say Brother
Street Dancers Bash
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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 offers an in-depth look at one of Boston's popular musical groups in 1979, Street Dancers Bash, via footage of the group rehearsing songs they ultimately performed for Say Brother's studio audience. Musicians Victor Comer (director, guitar, keyboards), Tanya Hart (vocalist, and local television personality who appeared on Say Brother as an arts critic), Steven Cantor (guitar), Dean Cassell (base guitar), Danny Schwartz (percussionist), Doug Anderson (keyboard), Armsted Christian (vocalist), Tony Leonard (vocals, percussion), and Bert Syms (drummer) rehearse and perform their songs "Runnin," "Night Dreams," and "Tonight Isn't Fair."



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Cantor, Steven
Schwartz, Danny
Christian, Armsted
Cassell, Dean
Music rehearsals
Hart, Tanya
Comer, Victor
African American singers
Street Dancers Bash (Musical group)
African American women
Syms, Bert
Leonar, Tony
Anderson, Doug
African American musicians
Race and Ethnicity
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
McKenna, Jim (Lighting Assistant)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Johnson, Bill (Audio)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Gray, Randolph (Assistant Cameraman)
Ehrman, Sally (Production Secretary)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Harriston, Renee (Intern)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
Koppel, Tiit (Switcher)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
Hugentugler, Carol (Videotape Recordist)
Melendez, Celenia (Intern)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Street Dancers Bash,” 11/02/1979, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Street Dancers Bash.” 11/02/1979. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Street Dancers Bash. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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