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In Their Own Words Podcast

Embark on a captivating journey with the new podcast “In Their Own Words,” a riveting exploration of African American musical legends. This exclusive series prioritizes their untold stories in the music industry, offering a rare glimpse into their evolution, the influence of church music, encounters with influential figures, and transformative educational experiences. Immerse yourself in a living history, preserving legacies and contributing to a richer understanding of African American musical heritage.

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Episode 107: Maria Thompson Corley, Christyan Seay, and Fred Dade

Venture through the diverse lives and passions of Maria Thompson Corley, Christyan Seay, and Fred Dade.

1/30/24 | 37m 10s


Episode 106: Donte Ford

Witness the extraordinary expedition through Minister Donte Ford’s diverse sphere, blending musical mastery from prestigious institutions with a profound call to Gospel Ministry.

1/30/24 | 38m 32s


Episode 105: Michael Mwenso

Join our conversation as we learn from Michael Mwenso, a visionary bandleader and EMMY Award-winning creator whose life journey reflects a unique tapestry of influences.

1/30/24 | 36m 27s


Episode 104: Lara Downes

Uncover the musical journey of Lara Downes, an inventive American pianist whose compositions intricately entwine history, family, and collective memory, creating a resonant narrative in sound.

1/30/24 | 44m 10s


Episode 103: Kings Return

Explore the exclusive world of Kings Return as they reveal their musical journey and deepest inspirations in an electrifying conversation set to captivate and invigorate. Discover the magic behind their harmonies, genre-blending prowess, and the story behind their GRAMMY-nominated success.

1/30/24 | 21m 57s


Episode 102: Delfeayo Marsalis

Buckle up for a musical odyssey like no other! Ever wondered about the most legendary musical family on the planet? Look no further than the Marsalis family, hailing from the vibrant streets of New Orleans.

1/30/24 | 34m 43s


Episode 101: Dr. TJ Anderson

Step into the enchanting world of musical brilliance with the extraordinary Dr. Thomas Jefferson Anderson! This composer, conductor, orchestrator, and education luminary is about to unveil his sonic journey exclusively for you.

1/30/24 | 32m 10s



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