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Kids Commute - Harlem Renaissance Week!

"Mother and Child" by Sargent Johnson

We learn about the Harlem Renaissance - a crucial time for American Arts & Culture

On this week's Kids Commute, we'll learn about an exciting time for the American art scene - the Harlem Renaissance, which happened in New York City about a hundred years ago.

We'll hear exciting music composed or inspired by important Black artists of the 20th Century this week, with a new Quizlet to work on, too!

Tune in to Classical IPR Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. or any time at the links below.

Kids Commute - no kid or commute required!

Kids Commute - HARLEM RENAISSANCE WEEK! Monday: I'm Just Wild About Harry (from "Shuffle Along" by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle)
Ruth Williams sings with Sissle and Blake
Kids Commute - HARLEM RENAISSANCE WEEK! Tuesday: Mother and Child (William Grant Still)
Randall Goosby, violin/Zhu Wang, piano
Kids Commute - HARLEM RENAISSANCE WEEK! Wednesday: I, Too (Margaret Bonds, text by Langston Hughes)
Odekhiren Amaize, bass-baritone/David Korevaar, piano
Kids Commute - HARLEM RENAISSANCE WEEK! Thursday: The Eva Jessye Choir
Archival footage of the Eva Jessye Choir performing at the March on Washington, 1963
Kids Commute - HARLEM RENAISSANCE WEEK! Friday: Beige (from "Black, Brown and Beige" by Duke Ellington)
JoAnn Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.