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Religion, Spirituality and Africa

Thursday, September 19, 2013

7:00 PM

Spirituality, like music, has been integral to African-American life since the first African was brought to America in 1619. This discussion will examine how playwright August Wilson uses his characters in his American Century Cycle to demonstrate the empowerment that comes from embracing one’s identity and the ancestors who came before. 

Join WQXR's Terrance McKnight in a discussion with Josef Sorett, an assistant professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Columbia University; Hollis King, set designer for August Wilson's American Century Cycle; and Dwight Andrews, an award-winning composer, musician, scholar, and minister who composed music for five of August Wilson's Broadway productions.

Watch on-demand video of the entire conversation below:

* Learn more here about our historic recording project, August Wilson's American Century Cycle and accompanying Talk Series

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