Lawrence Hill’s The Book Of Negroes leaps from the page

Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes leaps from the page | Toronto Star Lawrence Hill will read from his bestselling The Book of Negroes accompanied by live music in concert at Koerner Hall. By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Sun Feb 12 2012 Bestselling novel The Book of Negroes is going multimedia. On Valentine’s Day, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, led by founder and artistic director Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, is teaming up with author Lawrence…

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Native Musicians’ Influence Dates To Early Jazz

Native Musicians’ Influence Dates To Early Jazz August 7, 2006 Encyclopedia Of Native Music contains 1,800 entries on Native American musicians Nick Krewen She discovered Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, mentored jazz legend Billie Holiday, influenced Tony Bennett and was one of the first female singers to professionally perform with an orchestra. But one of the truly obscure facts about jazz singer Mildred Bailey — known as “Mrs….

Still exotic after all these years

Nick Krewen For The KW Record September 21, 1999   It’s an ode with an oud. The Tea Party has accumulated an interesting collection of exotic instruments over the years, but singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Martin admits that their latest addition came out of the blue. A four-stringed instrument called the oud makes its debut on “Samsara,” a cut from the Windsor trio’s latest album Triptych. According to Martin,…