|Chevalier de Saint-George, 1745-1799|
The BlackPast.org website has compiled biographies of 67 classical musicians and a list of Black Classical Artists on YouTube. There is so much interesting information in all of these categories, be sure to check them out and share with family and friends!
|Marian Anderson String Quarter|
From South Africa there are a number of fabulous young opera singers, including Nkosazana Dimande, who can be seen and heard on the first video.
To understand the attraction and importance of opera in the life of a new young star, listen to this compelling TEDxTeen interview with Mteto Maphoyi:
All of these musicians, and all of those linked at BlackPast.org, have stories to share, joy to express, and an abiding care and respect for their craft, as well as a desire to make sure this rich heritage continues. Spend time perusing, and a remarkable 400 year, four continent legacy will unfold. Perhaps more young people will be inspired to seek out this knowledge and feel that they have a long line of fellow travelers who will support and guide them.