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Pianist Lara Downes re-centers the music of the Great Migration

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Lara Downes, with her father in San Francisco, ca. 1975. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Celebrating Juneteenth And Black Music Month With Classical Classics

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Lara Downes. Her recent album, Phenomenal Women, featured recordings of compositions by Black female composers whose legacies have been overlooked by the classical establishment. Max Barrett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With Her Recording Series 'Rising Sun,' Lara Downes Re-Centers Black Composers

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In the first episode of Amplify With Lara Downes, the pianist (left) speaks with singer-songwriter, banjo player and MacArthur "genius" Rhiannon Giddens. Areon Mobasher/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal Moment

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