GBH Openvault

Say Brother; New Music

Part of Say Brother.


License Clip

This program cannot be made available on Open Vault.

More material may be available from this program at the GBH Archives. If you would like research access to the collection at GBH, please email

Say Brother
New Music
Program Number


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 performance footage of a local Boston-based septet, and community awareness segments. Program includes a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), a 30-minute performance by the The Webster Lewis Septet in the Say Brother studio, "Information" (on how and where to file income taxes), "Access" (in which United Community of Construction Workers'Jim McLean offers recommendations on what to look for when you buy a house), "Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from a Say Brother interview with Chico Neblett, a Boston Field Marshall for the Black Panther Party), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Webster Lewis Septet
African Americans in the performing arts
Neblett, Chico
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Black Panther Party
African American musicians
Black Power--United States
United Community Construction Workers (Boston, Mass.)
Home ownership
Race and Ethnicity
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Marita Rivero (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
Chicago: “Say Brother; New Music,” 01/09/1975, GBH Archives, accessed June 18, 2024,
MLA: “Say Brother; New Music.” 01/09/1975. GBH Archives. Web. June 18, 2024. <>.
APA: Say Brother; New Music. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.