Archive > September 2016

RIP Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

My old pal and collaborator Vertamae Grosvenor has died. I didn’t keep in touch with her after our work on Nyam, but that was a great experience. It was a folk opera she had written about African-American foodways. She had performed it once before with her son-in-law, jazz singer/bassist Oscar Brown III, doing the music. […]

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