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Tribute to MLK, Jr on The Blues


In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's celebration on Monday, January 15th, I've produced a one-hour tribute in his memory. Sweet Honey in the Rock, Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir, along with Eddie Harris and Les McCann will be featured in the first set.

During the second set, you'll hear Emmylou Harris singing with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  Following this song, you'll hear Irving Barnes and an excerpt of a speech by Dr. King.  Following this, there are songs by Nina Simone, Mahalia Jackson, and Richie Havens.

The last set starts off with Odetta and a reading by poet Nikki Giovanni.  After that, you'll hear from Patti Labelle and Dr. Maya Angelou.

There are a number of events in Cincinnati to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day.