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The Power of Storytelling in Black Women’s Music – A Concert and Commentary by Angela Ray

April 27, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Join Angela Ray for a short concert consisting of four songs interspersed with commentary exploring the relationship between literature and the history of Black women’s music in America. From Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, a singer celebrated as the “Black Swan” in the nineteenth century, to spirituals, opera, jazz, soul and pop, Ray’s presentation will showcase the powerful storytelling that music enables.

Selections include the 19th-century spiritual “My Lord What a Morning,” “Summertime” (first performed by soprano Abbie Mitchell, shown in the banner above), “Good Morning Heartache” by Billie Holiday and “The Wind” by Mariah Carey. Ray has curated the program with the goal of “speaking to the nuances of the Black experience through song.”


April 27
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
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Room/Location in Building
Meinig Recital Hall


Lorton Performance Center
550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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