Feminine Fusion

S07 Ep10: Women of Color: Performers, Part 6

Nokuthula Ngwenyama (photo by Mark Morgan)

Nokuthula  Endo Ngwenyama
(photo by Mark Morgan)


“I’d never heard anybody play like that – short pearls on the string that just rung with the sweetness of honey.”  – Nokuthula Endo Ngwenyama


Women of color are still a relative rarity in the classical music world.  So on this episode, we’ll hear performances from several women working today, and making new paths and opportunities for tomorrow.


Women of Color: Performers, Part 6

Flutronix & Third Coast Percussion:  Play, from Rubix
Flutronix (Nathalie Joachim & Allison Loggins-Hull)
Third Coast Percussion
Cedille 210

Judith Lang Zaimont:  Serenade
Melissa White, violin
Paul Wiancko, cello; Awadagin Pratt, piano
“Eternal Evolution: The Music of Judith Lang Zaimont”
Navona 5846

Nokuthula Endo Ngwenyama: Sonoran Storm
Nokuthula Endo Ngwenyama, viola
“Sonoran Storm”
EDI Records

Robert Schumann:  String Quartet No. 2, Op. 41
Melina Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola/founder
Dover Quartet
“R. Schumann: String Quartets, Op. 41”
Azica 71331

Amanda Harberg:  Prayer
Julietta Curenton, flute
Amanda Harberg, piano
“Harambee: The Power of Sisterhood”

Paquito D’Rivera: Cape Cod Files (excerpts)
Miriam Adam, clarinet
Evelyn Ulex, piano
“Havana Moon”
Steinway & Sons 30052


Run time:  58:30


Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music. Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform, and inspire. Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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