Opus 40 - Mother King

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Opus 40 - Mother King

Composer Dameun Strange’s Mother King tells the story of Alberta Williams King, who was murdered in her church six years after the assassination of her son, Martin Luther King Jr. In this opus, Dameun sits with Garrett to discuss his background in community activism and the origins of his opera. deVon Russell Gray and Sarah M. Greer conclude the opus with a performance of Dameun’s composition Dream Variations.

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Sarah M. Greer and deVon Russel Gray - Dream Variations

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The Murder of Alberta King

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