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Valerie Coleman

Valerie Coleman is one of the most influential composers of the 21st century.Wikipedia

Episode 57 - Valerie Coleman

YourClassical Adventures - Valerie Coleman


October 23, 2021

Composers use their imagination to bring stories to life through music. Join host, Liz Lyon, and producer, Melanie Renate as they explore the beautiful music of flutist and composer Valerie Coleman and hear her ensemble, Imani Winds.

Episode 57 playlist

Valerie Coleman: Silver Rain — When she was young, Valerie would play outside and imagine that sticks were flutes before she practiced and became a flutist and composer.

LISTEN — Valerie Coleman: Silver Rain

Valerie Coleman: Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit — Valerie often brings her heritage into her music. This piece was inspired by an African American spiritual.

LISTEN — Valerie Coleman: Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit

Valerie Coleman: Umoja — Umoja is Kiswahili for the word 'Unity'. This piece is performed by Valerie’s ensemble, Imani Winds.

LISTEN — Valerie Coleman: Umoja

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