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Imani Winds

Deep Rivers set for Carnegie Hall in November

You heard it first in Montgomery! In March ClefWorks presented a new song cycle written by composer Mohammed Fairouz and performed by Grammy-nominated Imani Winds and baritone Sidney Outlaw.

The set of songs, commissioned by ClefWorks and the JK Lowder Family Foundation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, featured texts that included poetry by Langston Hughes (The Negro Speaks of Rivers; Let America be America Again), the Black Civil War Soldier’s War Chant and the traditional American Spiritual Deep River with a new melody by Fairouz.

Deep Rivers, performed earlier this summer at the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, will be performed by the Mimesis Ensemble at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on November 7.

Click here to see our March program and notes.

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