WTIU Documentaries

Crooked Stick: Songs in a Strange Land

Special | 56m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

American slave spirituals of the 18th and 19th centuries often evoke feelings of raw power, deep empathy, pathos, and poetry. These important archival songs get an imaginative retelling in a new concert presentation, featuring internationally-acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson in an intimate performance.

Aired: 02/06/20

Rating: NR

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