Wade In The Water Ep. 8: African American Composers & The Concert Spiritual Tradition
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.
Composers like Harry T. Burleigh, Nathaniel Dett and William Dawson, who applied Western classical music training to the traditional spiritual and created a new repertoire for the concert stage.
Wade in the Water was produced by Judi Moore Latta and Sonja Williams.
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