Secret Sound - 3 - Music From Summerland (William Grant Still) 

Welcome to Episode 3, “Music From Summerland.” Here our focus is on the renowned “Dean of African-American composers”, William Grant Still. One of the more well known composers in this history, Still’s spiritual biography has largely remained hidden, as well as some of his more compelling works. Through Still’s life we explore the esoteric spiritual traditions of African-Americans in the early 20th century. Still’s music drew not only from African-American folk music, but spirit communications, dream visions, meditation, and more. Now let us close our eyes and enter Summerland…

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