Black Music Spotlight (2/20-2/24)

February 24, 2023, 8:30 am

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Carlos Simon
Carlos Simon

At 8:30 am every weekday in February, WFMT host LaRob K. Rafael will present and introduce a piece by a Black musician or composer. Enjoy the fourth week’s programming below, and delve into the last week here: (2/27-2/28).


Monday, February 20

Carlos Simon: “Warmth from Other Suns”/Requiem for the Enslaved: We All Found Heaven (instrumental)
Ivalas Quartet; MK Zulu, trumpet; Carlos Simon, piano

Tuesday, February 21

B.E. Boykin: “O Magnum Mysterium”

Wednesday, February 22

String Queens: Worship Medley (Amazing Grace, I Love the Lord, Total Praise)
String Queens

Thursday, February 23

Jasmine Barnes: Taking Names
Karen Slack, soprano; Yoko Greeney, piano

Friday, February 24

Gary Washington: Finale from “Black Transcendental Suite”
Raye Harvey & Nadia Vasileva, violins; Natalia Senior-Brown, viola; Gary Washington, cello