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The Star of Ethiopia: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Historic Visits to DC (1904-1910)

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Georgetown University – Gaston Hall, 37th & O Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC 20057 United States

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was a black British composer who catapulted to fame with his 1898 oratorio Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast. W. E. B. DuBois (who celebrated Coleridge-Taylor in his musical pageant “The Star of Ethiopia”) wrote: “Fortunate was Coleridge-Taylor to be born in Europe and to speak a universal tongue. In America, he could hardly have…

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