The Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree

Broadcast Sunday June 17, 2018 at 4pm:

An hour-long program of classic jazz, celebrating an American holiday marking the formal end of slavery. "The Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree" is a musical and historical celebration of a significant African-American holiday that marks the formal end of slavery and has evolved into a tradition of food, games, music, and remembrance of ancestors. The program includes freedom-related jazz from John Coltrane, Louis Jordan, Max Roach with Abbey Lincoln, Paul Robeson with Count Basie, Charles Lloyd, Carmen McRae and more (including musical tributes to African-American icons such as Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis), as well as background and insights from African-American emancipation-celebration historian William Wiggins. Hosted by David Brent Johnson.

From: WFIU

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