We hear from violinist Hilary Hahn about learning to play Johann Sebastian Bach’s music at the age of four. She still loves to play his work as a soloist – but also with other musicians. She says everyone feels good when they play Bach.
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043; Concerto for Oboe and Violin in c minor, BWV 1060; Fuga from Sonata No. 3 in C major for solo violin, and other selections by J.S. Bach, performed by Hilary Hahn.
When French photographers Cedric Houin, aka Varial, and Fabrice Nadjari traveled to one of Afghanistan’s most arid and remote regions, they walked for three weeks and hauled their equipment on the backs of donkeys. Once in the Wakhan Corridor, a 140-mile strip bordering China, Tajikstan and Pakistan, they met people who had never seen an outsider – or a photograph. The photographers used Polaroids to instantly show them what they looked like
This week, The National Black Theatre Festival kicks off in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Poet Kwame Dawes will be there to perform his poetry set to music in a work called HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica. Also on the show: Bernice Johnson-Reagon on her performance at the 1963 March on Washington.