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"Toni Morrison said Black is a Rainbow"

Jason Moran and Christian McBride perform "Toni Morrison said Black is a Rainbow," a song Moran wrote as a tribute to Toni Morrison based on a section of her novel "Song of Solomon." They discuss how Morrison put a lot of effort into finding meaningful and poetic ways of holding a mirror up to all our lives. This piece involves the bass and piano and a brief spoken portion performed by Moran.

"Toni Morrison said Black is a Rainbow"

6m 9s

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    S2 E5 - 55m 43s

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    S2 E4 - 55m 43s

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    Cynthia Erivo & Friends: A New Year’s Eve Celebration

    S2 E3 - 55m 9s

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