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Debuting Juneteenth, ‘Unmute The Voices’ Highlights Composers and Musicians of Color

by  Jasmine J. Mahmoud


I began playing violin at age three, and growing up I participated in orchestras from elementary through high school. These orchestras were highly diverse, with students from a variety of racial and economic backgrounds. And yet, the composers we performed — from Bach to Mozart to Beethoven to Debussy — were almost exclusively dead white men.

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