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Roots at 40-Joint concert with Cuatro Puntos
October 4, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The television show Roots, based on the book of the same name by Alex Haley, premiered in 1977 and quickly became the most watched TV show of all time. The wrenching story of Kunta Kinte and seven generations of his descendants sparked new debates in post Civil Rights America, where people of color struggled for equality- a struggle that continues in 2017 America. Professor Brittney Yancy, curator of the Alex Haley Collection at Goodwin College, will narrate corresponding music by 20th Century composers of color.
Alika Hope and Dexter Pettaway join chamber orchestra Cuatro Puntos. For more information, please go to: