Early Music Access Project
Charlottesville-based ensemble Early Music Access Project presents Expanding the Narrative: Slave Songs and Spirituals as Early Music on Sunday, November 22 at 4pm. The premiere can be viewed for FREE on our website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page. The episode will continue to be available online after the premiere.
Early Music Access Project’s new virtual series, Expanding the Narrative, aims to center Black music and musicians in the story of early America. EMAP Artistic Director David McCormick is joined by countertenors Reggie Mobley and Patrick Dailey and baritone James Dargan for a roundtable discussion on approaching slave songs and spirituals from a historical performance perspective. Exciting connections will be made between Charlottesville’s musical past and major national trendsetters like the Fisk Jubilee Singers. All four artists will offer musical selections from their respective locations.