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Using Contemporary Jazz to Chronicle Its Musical Journey From Africa to the Present Day.

Jazz composer/clarinetist John Carter. He has just completed a five part music series chronicling the black migration experience from Africa to America: "Roots and Folklore: Episodes in the Development of American Folk Music. The final program in the series, "Shadows on A Wall," premiered recently as part of the New Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The festival celebrates performers working on the edge of classical, rock, and jazz styles. Carter's performances are also out on disc.


Other segments from the episode on November 15, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 15, 1989: Interview with H. C. Robbins Landon; Review of Mannheim Quartet's album "Classical Flute Quartets"; Interview with John Carter; Review of the movie …


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