Listen to the interview from Mississippi Public Broadcasting, featuring Randy Klein and Dr. Robby Luckett, Director of the Margaret Walker Center.
"The performance was a powerful blend of compositions, lyrically identical to a variety of Margaret Walker’s works. The powerful performance moved audience members joined with clapping. The musical transformation of Walker’s poems into lyrics was soulful. The music bellowed and the audience swayed with the powerful words. As the song came to an end the audience erupted into a standing ovation." - The Breeze
James Madison University students talk about the concert:
'It’s very important to show poetry can be very relative and expressive,' - Marissa Dennehy.
'Some people have a hard time connecting to poetry, but you can bring life into poetry by adding music,' - Aishah McNeil.
'It expresses the history of how people have overcome their struggles and just the way they express this is a beautiful art,' - Melodie Barefield.
Read the review