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The Music of the Black Renaissance: Episode 1

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18 Oct 2022

Over this six-part series, musicologist and pianist Dr Samantha Ege uncovers some of the hidden truths of Western classical music history.

Ege explores the music that emerged from the 20th-century Black Renaissance in the United States – an era of cultural rebirth, social transformation, and rich artistic expression through Black innovations in music, art, dance, literature and theatre.

In this episode, Dr Samantha Ege introduces the Black Renaissance: a cultural movement that took place in the United States in the early 20th century. Hear about its origins and influences, discover the incredible music that emerged from it, and connect to the pioneering composers who wrote it – many of whom were women.

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