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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