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“Black, Brown and Beige”.

Cohen Black and White

CMCI’s Dr Harvey G Cohen has been heard on 15 National Public Radio shows across the United States celebrating jazz-master Duke Ellington’s celebrated “Black Brown and Beige” of 1943.

This was the Ellington orchestra’s debut at Carnegie Hall, at which he performed an ambitious 45-minute-long musical depiction of the African-American experience called:  “Black, Brown and Beige”.

Appearing on “Night Lights” with David Brett Johnson, Cohen was joined by the celebrated jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, while the programme also featured the voice of Ellington himself, in addition to his music.

Harvey Cohen’s monograph Duke Ellington’s America was first published in 2010. For more on the broadcast, and to hear the complete programme, go to:


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