Welcome to Afrocentric Voices Radio!
You will hear a range of Classical music often missed by traditional Classical music stations. There are recordings of vocal music by historical African American composers like William Grant Still and H. T. Burleigh and vocalists such as Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson. There are also performances of works by contemporary composers such as Anthony Davis and George Walker and singers Denyce Graves, Lawrence Brownlee, Florence Quivar and Darryl Taylor. And, of course, you will hear great vocalists, including Leontyne Price, Jessye Norman, Shirley Verrett, Grace Bumbry, Kathleen Battle and others who have achieved international success.
Whether operas, oratorios or art songs, whether accompanied by single instrument or large ensemble, the recordings share the common presence of the glorious solo voice.
Through December, selections will be exclusively a celebration of Christmas holidays. There's lots of music from Handel's Messiah as well as rare recordings. Enjoy!!
If you have suggestions for a theme or recordings to feature, contact Randye Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to donate a commercially produced classical recording featuring solo vocal music performed or composed by an African American, I would be happy to consider it for addition to the station's playlist. Please send donations to: PO Box 281, Grinnell, IA 50112.
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