Opus 32 - Black Christmas

Snowy holiday scene

Opus 32 - Black Christmas

Kwanzaa is a holiday that you’ve probably heard of, but do you know much else about it? There’s one very important thing you should know: it’s everything BUT a ‘Black Christmas.’ In this special holiday opus, Garrett and Scott explore Kwanzaa by reviewing its guiding principles and applying them to their lives, classical music, and other types of music along the way. The two also talk about Christmas in relation to black traditions and black culture. Special shout-out to JaJaime from one of Saint Paul’s local grocery co-ops for gifting Garrett his first kinara.

Episode Playlist
Astor Piazzolla – “Libertango”
Margaret Bonds – “The Ballad of the Brown King”
Duke Ellington – “Three Black Kings”
Valerie Coleman – “Umoja”
Queen Latifah – “U.N.I.T.Y.”
Maxi Priest feat. Shaggy – “That Girl”
Florence Price – Piano Concerto in One Movement
William Grant Still – Sunday Symphony
Nina Simone – “Go To Hell”
Nathaniel Dett – Magnolia Suite
Sean O’Loughlin – Imani