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Valerie Coleman's 'Shotgun Houses' honors Louisville and Ali

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

Valerie Coleman's "Shotgun Houses"


March 30, 2022

Composer Valerie Coleman chose to pay tribute to her native town of Louisville, Kentucky, with a work that salutes one of the city’s proudest sons, Muhammad Ali, by invoking the style of a house that permeates the city’s poorer neighborhoods, the “shotgun house” — one that both she and Ali grew up in. Steve Seel features Coleman’s work on Extra Eclectic, in addition to works by Kevin Puts, Isolbel Waller-Bridge and many others.