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Powerful Voices

Season 1 Episode 102 | 26m 46s

Mezzo-sopranos Jane Bunnell and GeDeane Graham share historic and personal stories. Bunnell examines famed singer Marian Anderson’s groundbreaking performance at the Lincoln Memorial. Graham shares the tragic story of the murder of her friend. Both vocalists show how the power of the voice can overcome oppression and fight for justice.

Aired: 05/14/22 | Expires: 05/16/24
Supported in part by
MSU Federal Credit Union
Michigan State University Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Advisor  Talitha Wimberly helps students find common ground through music.
Educator Richard Desinord breaks down boundaries to find educational equality for music.
Educator Marcie Ray sows the seeds of strong community through hard conversations.
Three performances of jazz and art song address oppression yet end the season with hope.
Music by trailblazing Black composers and a moving saxophone piece celebrate inclusion.
Composers play their moving electronic and jazz pieces inspired by love and humanity.
Three varied and impactful songs inspired by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A piano evokes Hawaii’s traumatic past and jazz reminds of a difficult era in Detroit.
Violin and jazz bass performances anchor stories of finding one’s own place in society.
Coming spring 2022 on WKAR TV in mid-Michigan