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Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 92: MUSIQA

MUSIQA presents poetry readings and performs works inspired by folk music and art.


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Soprano Karol Bennett with musicians from MUSIQA in January 2016
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Soprano Karol Bennett with musicians from MUSIQA in January 2016

On this episode of Encore Houston, MUSIQA presents an evening of poetry and music, with readings by poet Sarah Cortez and several works inspired by folk music from around the world, including the world premiere of Anthony Brandt’s interpretation of several African folk tunes.

Music in this episode:

  • TANIA LEÓN: A la Par
  • PIERRE JALBERT: Crossings
  • BARBARA WHITE: Learning to See
  • ANTHONY BRANDT: Songs from the Source: Nine African Folk Songs
    • Karol Bennet, soprano
    • Amanda Galick, flute
    • Michael Webster, clarinet
    • Melissa Williams, violin
    • Barrett Sills, cello
    • Blake Wilkins, percussion
    • Wesley Ducote, piano
  • Poetry readings by Sarah Cortez
  • Performance date: 10/6/2018
  • Originally aired: 1/5/2019

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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