Community educator and composer Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, former member of the folk a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, shares insights with WURD host Stephanie Renée about writing and teaching in the African oral tradition, the role of song in activist and protest movements, and engaging our broader humanity in the act of collective singing. Dr. Barnwell’s visit to Philadelphia was made possible by Temple University and the Mendelssohn Club Chorus of Philadelphia’s BIG SING: American Stories series.

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