Sunday, April 08, 2007

African-American Music Postcards Are Arriving

I've started to recieve the postcards from the members of my swap groups. I couldn't be more pleased with the creativity of my quilting sisters. I sent out a card honoring the spiritual.

Every time I look at the card I sent out I can hear my mother singing. Spirituals were a huge part of my life as a child along with Verdi, Puccini, and Handel. The cards I'm receiving highlight the diversity in African-American music.

The cards pay homage to Billy Holiday and recognize New Orleans, the birhtplace of jazz. And we can't forget the more recent musical influences on our lives like the music of the late Luther Vandross.

Thank you, my sisters, for sharing your work and talent.

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