This is Nothing Concrete, the Barbican podcast - here to inspire more people to discover and love the arts with weekly episodes of archive finds and themed series exploring music, cinema, visual art, theatre, architecture and everything in between....
6. The Music of the Black Renaissance: Episode 611:35In the final episode in our exploration of classical composers of the Black Renaissance, Samantha Ege looks at the music of one of the quintessential composers of this era: Florence Price.
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5. The Music of the Black Renaissance: Episode 509:44In this episode, Samantha Ege looks at two pioneering African American women from the early twentieth century: Nora Holt and Helen Hagan.
4. The Music of the Black Renaissance: Episode 409:40In this episode Samantha Ege takes us to 1930s Chicago to discover the women who were a driving force in the city’s rebirth, most notably Margaret Bonds.
3. The Music of the Black Renaissance: Episode 309:25This week, Samantha Ege shines a light on two women whose music is rooted in the Black Renaissance: Zenobia Powell Perry and Betty Jackson King.
2. The Music of the Black Renaissance: Episode 208:51In this week’s episode, Ege shines a light on two of the composers who influenced the music that emerged from the 20th-century Black Renaissance in the United States: British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Canadian composer Robert Nathaniel Dett.
1. The Music of the Black Renaissance: Episode 110:00In this episode, Dr Samantha Ege introduces the Black Renaissance: a cultural movement that took place in the United States in the early 20th century. Hear about its origins and influences, discover the incredible music that emerged from it, and connect to the pioneering composers who wrote it – many of whom were women.
6. Sound Unbound with Nitin Sawhney14:16In the final episode of this series of Sound Unbound, we bring you a special edition, featuring composer and musician Nitin Sawhney. He, Josie Long and Ben Gernon look at the space around us and how it influences creative practice, with a sneak peak inside our concert hall and Coventry Cathedral.