Okay so they call it Black History Month but at KUVO Black History is what we are.

All year because this music, Black American Music aka Jazz originated from the heart of suffering and catastrophe….it is a triumph of humanity over brutality.

We start our month-long celebration with one of the Fathers of Jazz Poetry, a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, the legendary Langston Hughes! His many recorded works and subsequent recordings from The Langston Hughes Project and plenty of Black Jazz!

Celebrate the living legacy of Black History and poetry and music on Sundays in February

Join Andy O’ on The Nightside on Sunday, February 4 from 9 to Midnight on KUVO JAZZ.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

I’ve known rivers:

I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.

I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.

I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.

I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I’ve known rivers:

Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

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