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Ala. Arts Radio: Birmingham Sunlights [A Cappella Gospel Quartet]

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  • Amos J Wright
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    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 3, 2011
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      The Birmingham Sunlights, A Cappella Gospel Quartet

      James Taylor, Wayne Williams, Bill Graves, Steve Taylor, Barry Taylor

       This program is a repeat of Steve Grauberger interviewing James Alex Taylor and Barry Taylor, two of the six  members of the gospel a cappella group the Birmingham Sunlights. In 2009 the Birmingham Sunlights received a National Heritage Fellowship for master folk and traditional artists in a ceremony in Washington D. C. from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  In this interview James and Barry Taylor describe the history of their group, its members and the travels they have experienced singing and representing Alabama in Africa, France, Italy and the United States. Musical examples of their singing are included as well.

      This special radio series will air every Sunday at 5:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  

      • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
      • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
      • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix City) 

      This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.state.al.us/actc/1/radioseries.html#sunlightsre

      If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@...

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