We’re closing out the month of June — African American Music Appreciation Month — with an epsidoe all about one of my personal favorite composers, Scott Joplin.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Why Scott Joplin is considered the King of Ragtime
  • What special award Jopin received after his death
  • A little bit about Joplin’s opera, Treemonisha

Links to my other resources for African American Music Appreciation Month:

Black Classical Music

Children’s Books for African American Music History Month

Nina Simone

Episode 14: African American Spirituals & Gospel Music

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

The Entertainer (Joplin)

Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)

Treemonisha – “We Will Trust You As Our Leader” (Joplin)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 23

I’ve saved all 10 performances of Scott Joplin’s music for this episode into this YouTube playlist.

 

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