Black History Month http://wemu.org en Let Freedom Sing: Music of the Abolitionists (2/22- 9am) http://wemu.org/post/let-freedom-sing-music-abolitionists-222-9am <p>Hosted by Noah Adams, this program chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities, and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. Listen live on WEMU Friday, February 22 at 9am for special Black History Month coverage on WEMU.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:34:27 +0000 Patrik Holubik 25408 at http://wemu.org Let Freedom Sing: Music of the Abolitionists (2/22- 9am) Heavenly Sight http://wemu.org/post/heavenly-sight <p></p><p>A surprising number of blind African American singers came from the gospel tradition to influence not just sacred music, but blues, bluegrass, and popular music up to and beyond rock and roll.&nbsp;&nbsp;Host David Marash brings us the stories, music, and insight from the blind gospel tradition that transformed American song and gave it soul.&nbsp;Friday, February 15 at 9am on WEMU. &nbsp;This program features the Blind Boys of Alabama, Arizona Dranes, Blind Willie Johnson, Ray Charles, &nbsp;and the Reverend Gary Davis.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:17:33 +0000 Patrik Holubik 25407 at http://wemu.org Heavenly Sight Maya Angelou hosts Black History Month Special http://wemu.org/post/maya-angelou-hosts-black-history-month-special <p>Join host Maya Angelou on 89.1 WEMU Friday, February 8, at 9am. Angelou poetically and historically covers milestones by African Americans in Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, Academy Awards, and cultural awards.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:34:50 +0000 Patrik Holubik 25244 at http://wemu.org Maya Angelou hosts Black History Month Special