Feminine Fusion

S07 Ep26: Women of Color – Composers, Part 5


“Everyone just really needs that one big opportunity, and you knock it out of the ballpark, and that starts it.”  – Chanda Dance


Every day, more and more women of color are being recognized for their musical contributions.  This episode highlights some of these women who are composing works that are reflective, innovative, and captivating.


“Women of Color – Composers, Part 5”

Valerie Capers:  Ruby: Tableau IV. Reflections
Members of the African American Composer Initiative
“Where Freedom Rings”
Cambria 1238

Nia Imani Franklin:  Afro-dite
Matt Haimovitz, cello
“Primavera II: The Rabbits”
Pentatone 186293

Nkeiru Okoye:  Dusk & Drums Talking (from African Sketches)
Maria Thompson Corley, piano
“Soulscapes 2”
MSR Classics 1744

Ysaye Maria Barnwell:  Wanting Memories
Mansfield University Concert Choir
Peggy Dettwiler, director
“I Can Tell the World (Live)”
Mark Records 4871

Shirley Thompson:  Life Sequences
Electric Voice Theater
“The Franklin Effect”
First Hand 051

Hannah Kendall:  The Spark Catchers
Chineke! Orchestra
Kevin John Edusei, conductor
“Spark Catchers”
NMC 250

Chanda Dancy:  Devotion (excerpts)
Studio orchestra
“Devotion (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”
Lakeshore Records 36275


Run time:  58:29

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