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The Dreamer, The Drummer, The Struggle:

Dr. King, Max Roach, "Freedom NOW" 

We're celebrating Black Music Month (June).  This week: a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, his vision, courage, gift of hope, leadership through the Struggle, with this performance of “The Dream” -- a duet for solo drum Max Roach with Dr. King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington.  

Percussionist, composer, MacArthur “genius” award-winner, Max was my husband.  This episode features Max' masterwork WE INSIST: The Freedom NOW Suite with two special guests who worked with Max and called him friend: musician Brother Ah and stage director George Ferencz

Hear the show streamed live Saturdays at 4:00 pm on WJFF Radio Catskill.  Subscribe to our podcast (uploaded every Monday) and listen to past shows on SoundCloud.

Tags: Dr. King, Max Roach, Brother Ah, George Ferencz, Freedom NOW Suite, Sam Shepard, Black Music Month 


Guests: Brother Ah and George Ferencz

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