Composer Omar Thomas speaks to the importance of representation
Rhapsody in Black - Composer Omar Thomas speaks to the importance of representation
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.
Host: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
Producer: Dan Nass
Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship
Executive Producer: Julie Amacher