Let Freedom Sing chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. Our special is hosted by Noah Adams.
As African Americans continue to be acknowledged by their communities, our country and internationally, this special features milestone conversations with Maya Angelou and lauded African Americans from the Grammy's to the Emmy's, Academy Awards, and Nobel Prize categories.
Through story and song, author Russell Goings has adapted his epic poem “The Children of Children Keep Coming” into an hour-long spoken word performance that delineates and celebrates the too often unsung African American cultural history.
This original play is based on the life of freed slave William Wells Brown. The performance was recorded live in June 2010 and stars Mirron E. Willis as Wells Brown and features Barbara Rosenblat along with a multi-voice cast.
Christmas is here! WNIJ is sharing some unique holiday traditions. WNIJ staff member, Austin Cliffe, shares his family's recipe for glogg, a fiery Scandinavian drink.
We also reached out to listeners to hear about some of their ways of celebrating the season. One that stood out was from Cathy Christensen. Every year, her family carries out tradition by exchanging an old pair of socks.
On this final Sunday of the year, Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona will review some of the best recordings of 2012, including a last chance to audition selections from the Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List. Join us Sunday, December 30th from 7am to 10am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent. Join us Sunday, December 2nd at 5pm on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
With help from the folks at Echoes, we orchestrate a winter landscape in sound, with no carols or Christmas songs, just a glistening expanse of evocative music to carry you through the longest night of the year, from Loreena McKennitt, R. Carlos Nakai, Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning, Klaus Schulze, the Mediaeval Baebes and John Luther Adams, and more. Join us Thursday, December 20th at 10pm on 89-5, WNIJ.