African-American Music Appreciation Month Playlist
June is African-American Music Appreciation Month (fka Black Music Month). We celebrate with a playlist by African, African-American, and other African descended composers. Featured artists and composers include the Chicago Sinfonietta, Rachel Barton Pine, Chicago a cappella, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Sanford Allen, and more. Happy listening!
Chicago a cappella, the innovative vocal ensemble praised for its “clarity, well-balanced tone, and deep emotional involvement” (Washington Post), presents Miracle of Miracles — Music for Hanukkah, a new recording aimed at unveiling the richer meaning of the Festival of Lights, with music that ranges from heartfelt prayers to jazzy and playful holiday favorites, showcasing the creativity and vitality of American Jewish musical traditions.
On episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with Third Coast Percussion‘s David Skidmore about his experience recording Cedille’s latest release, Between Breaths. The works on the album explore aspects of meditation in sound, incorporate unconventional timbres and tones, invite listeners to lose themselves within a captivating sonic landscape.