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Baritone Emery Stephens traces the origins of the African-American spiritual

On Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in MIT’s Killian Hall, Dr. Emery Stephens, baritone, an assistant professor of voice in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University; Pamela Wood, soprano, MIT senior lecturer in music; and Karen Harvey, piano, will present a lecture/recital tracing the origins of the African-American spiritual.

The program will feature an interactive discussion. This performance is made possible in part by grants from the Committee on Race and Diversity at MIT, the Council for the Arts at MIT and MIT Music and Theater Arts.

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