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getthrawnin: #BlackHistoryMonth: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was an Afro-British composer who wrote a blockbuster musical called Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast in 1898. It was performed 200 times in his short lifetime, and made his name a household word on both sides of the Atlantic. Half a century after his death, recordings of his music barely existed. GetContinue reading

getthrawnin: #BlackHistoryMonth Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (French: [sɛ̃.ʒɔʁʒ]; also Saint-George and Joseph Boulogne; December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799)[1] was a champion fencer, a virtuoso violinist and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris. Born inGuadeloupe, he was the son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges, a wealthy planter, and Nanon, his AfricanContinue reading

getthrawnin: #BlackHistoryMonth Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (French: [sɛ̃.ʒɔʁʒ]; also Saint-George and Joseph Boulogne; December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799)[1] was a champion fencer, a virtuoso violinist and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris. Born inGuadeloupe, he was the son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges, a wealthy planter, and Nanon, his AfricanContinue reading

#BlackHistoryMonth: Scott Joplin  (c. 1867-1917) Ragtime & Classical Music:  In 1911 Joplin published the opera Treemonisha. The work was said to contain some of his best music. One theater agreed to produce it, but later reneged. Treemonisha was first staged in a concert performance in Atlanta, Georgia by the Afro-American Music Workshop of Morehouse College andContinue reading

#BlackHistoryMonth: Scott Joplin  (c. 1867-1917) Ragtime & Classical Music:  In 1911 Joplin published the opera Treemonisha. The work was said to contain some of his best music. One theater agreed to produce it, but later reneged. Treemonisha was first staged in a concert performance in Atlanta, Georgia by the Afro-American Music Workshop of Morehouse College andContinue reading

#BlackHistoryMonth: José Mauricio Nunes Garcia (1767-1830) was a Roman Catholic priest and one of several accomplished Afro-Brazilian composers during the Portuguese colonial period.  Each of his parents was the child of an African slave and a White plantation owner.  Most of his music was liturgical; about 240 works survive.  In 1817 Padre José Mauricio NunesContinue reading

#BlackHistoryMonth: José Mauricio Nunes Garcia (1767-1830) was a Roman Catholic priest and one of several accomplished Afro-Brazilian composers during the Portuguese colonial period.  Each of his parents was the child of an African slave and a White plantation owner.  Most of his music was liturgical; about 240 works survive.  In 1817 Padre José Mauricio NunesContinue reading