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"Making The Invisible Visible" through Music, Art, and Poetry.

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Dawoud Bey
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
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Host Robert McNichols Jr. speaks with Jade Powers, Assistant Curator at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, about The Underground Railroad and the exhibit "Selections from Night Coming Tenderly, Black" by photographer Dawoud Bey. We'll also hear an oratorio based on the writings of William Still from composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell.


Robert McNichols Jr.


Jade Powers

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KENNY / The Kemper Museum
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jade Powers


Follow The Drinking Gourd - verse 1
The American Spiritual Ensemble
Andrea Jones-Sojola, soprano

Selections from Sanctuary Road by Paul Moravec
Libretto by Mark Campbell

Oratorio Society of New York Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by Kent Tritle
Laquita Mitchell, soprano
Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue, tenor
Malcolm J. Merriweather, baritone
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Paul Moravec, narrator

You can learn about The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, "Selections from Night Coming Tenderly, Black," app tours and more at kemperart.org

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