Spreading The Word About African-American Music
Alexander T. Simpson is a professor of music at Bellarmine University, and also the head of Black Classical Artists of Louisville (BCAL) and the Kentuckiana Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians (KANM), two organizations that work to promote and perform music and musicians in the negro spiritual and classical music tradition. What has become a yearly tradition, both organizations, with the support of Bellarmine University, will present "What Just in February?" on Sunday, October 5th, 6pm, at Highland Baptist Church.
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The concert will feature "Traditional Negro Spirituals," performed by local musicians, including singers Phillip Morgan, Claire DiVizio and Keith Dean, organist Owen Sammons and dancer Theresa Bautista; with arrangements by Roland Hayes, Harry T. Burleigh, Moses Hogan, Roland Carter, Margaret Bonds and Louisville native, Patsy Turner.