Rhapsody in Black

Composer Omar Thomas speaks to the importance of representation

Composer Omar ThomasOmar Thomas


Rhapsody in Black - Composer Omar Thomas speaks to the importance of representation

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March 31, 2022

Composer Omar Thomas remembers never playing music in concert band that celebrates Black traditions while he was growing up. He has made it his mission to create music that speaks directly to the issues of representation, social consciousness and liberation. His works aim to honor the legacy and memory of all marginalized people in the United States.

Credits

Host: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Producer: Dan Nass

Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship

Executive Producer: Julie Amacher