Upcoming Forum guest, Ms. Jessye Norman, is included in WUOL’s award-winning “African American Voices.”
Classical 90.5 WUOL is proud to present African American Voices, a celebration of African American musicians. This 15 part series that will air the month of February, highlights the contributions of African American classical musicians, from powerhouse singers like Jessye Norman, Marian Anderson (above) and Paul Robeson, Pulitzer prize winning composer George Walker, conductor James DePriest, and many others. Each feature will be 3 minutes, including music and engaging information about these musicians, whose work made significant impact on the musical life of the United States, often in the face of great adversity. African American Voices will air on Classical 90.5 and at wuol.org, weekdays in February at 10am and 4pm, and each show will be archived online at wuol.org/voices. Produced and narrated by Daniel Gilliam, with scripts written by John Biewen, production assistance from Robert Johnson and Grace Robertson, and special thanks to A.T. Simpson.
Ms. Normans’ photo by James Alexander/ SneakPeek Photography.