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Wade In The Water Ep. 22: Jazz And The Wider World Of The Sacred (Part II)

Sun Ra (left) performs with his Arkestra at the Newport Jazz Festival, circa 1970.
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Sun Ra (left) performs with his Arkestra at the Newport Jazz Festival, circa 1970.

Wade in the Water is a 26-part series, originally released in 1994, that celebrates African American sacred music and traditions. To learn more about the series, click here . For more episodes click here or listen on the go with the NPR One app.


Jazz as sacred music within and beyond the boundaries of the organized African American church.

Song List

  • Brother Ah, "Wade in the Water"
  • Pharoah Sanders, "Kazuko"
  • Pharoah Sanders, "The Creator Has a Master Plan"
  • Sun Ra, "Saturn"
  • Sun Ra, "Enlightenment"
  • Horace Silver, "The Preacher"
  • Charles Mingus, "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting"
  • Max Roach, "The Third Eye"
  • Irakere, "Misa Negra"
  • Delfeayo Marsalis, "Adam's Ecstasy, Eve's Delight"
  • Wade in the Water was produced by Judi Moore Latta and Sonja Williams.


    Stream A Selection Of Songs From The Series

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