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Can't stop the (classical) music

Johann Sebastian Bach and Nina Simone
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Johann Sebastian Bach and Nina Simone

It's Black Music month! This week, Host Brittany Luse invites Howard University professor and trombonist Myles Blakemore to talk about how classical music influenced some of our favorite musicians. They look at how the counterpoint technique of Johann Sebastian Bach may have inspired Nina Simone, and how a love of Genuine can turn into a career in classical music.

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