We Stand on Top of the Mountain: A Kwanzaa Celebration

The "Stone of Hope" is seen at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images

We Stand On Top of the Mountain


December 23, 2021

This Kwanzaa, which runs Dec. 26-Jan. 1, we celebrate African-American culture with composers that have imbued the essence of the Seven Principles in their timeless and joyous music hosted by Jeffrey Yelverton.


Fela Sowande — Music from African Suite for String Orchestra: II. Nostalgia and V. Akinla 

Billy Childs — Two Elements: I. Water performed by The American Brass Quintet

Leonard Brown — ‘Smile’ performed by The Aeolians

Jeffrey Mumford — eight aspects of appreciation performed by The Mann Duo: Nicholas Mann, violin; Robert Mann, viola

Hamza El Din — Escalay: “Waterwheel’ performed by Kronos Quartet

Black Violin — Vivaldi: Spring

Jessie Montgomery — Voodoo Dolls

George Walker — Music for Brass, Sacred and Profane: Invokation performed by American Brass Quintet