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January 16th, 2002 • INTERVIEW:
From The Show: Martin Luther King: Sounds of the Spirit
Trumpeter and composer Hannibal Lokumbe recalls memories of hearing music from a chitlin' curcuit club in his hometown and what happened the first time he bought music composition paper.
January 10th, 2001 • INTERVIEW:
From The Show: Martin Luther King in Words and Music
Trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe was born Marvin Peterson, in Smithville, Texas in 1948. He talks about growing up near a chitlin' circuit club, and his 1979 trip to Africa in the midst of a life-threatening illness. His 1990 "African Portraits," tells story of the African American experience through time and music, using a full orchestra, a chorus, african drums, blues singers, a jazz quartet, and two operatic tenors.
January 16th, 2002 • FULL SHOW • read more
Martin Luther King: Sounds of the Spirit
Honoring the late Civil Rights leader with a bittersweet, yet uplifting mix of music and songs. Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner reflects on his three major influences: his mother, John Coltrane and MLK. Plus jazz and classical composer/performer Hannibal Lokumbe and his masterwork "African Portraits". Musical selections from strong voices Aretha Franklin, Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen and Burning Spear.
January 10th, 2001 • FULL SHOW • read more
Martin Luther King in Words and Music
The spirit of the late Civil Rights leader informs this bittersweet, but uplifting look back and ahead. Includes jazz pianist McCoy Tyner's reflections on great piano "professors," his own life in the avant-garde, and his musical and spiritual associations with the legendary late saxophonist John Coltrane. Plus a visit with jazz and classical composer/performer Hannibal Lokumbe regarding his "African Portraits" with the Chicago Symphony.
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