I Go On Singing:  Paul Robeson’s Life in Word & Song

Published September 18, 2018 by Brenda Kauffman in Uncategorized

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the life of Paul Robeson with special guest, Tony Brown, Saturday, October 27, 7pm at Portland Mennonite Church.

This concert captures the essence of a monumental 20th-century figure, Paul Robeson. Robeson was an all-American athlete, scholar, international recording artist and star of stage and screen. Regarded as the best-known African American entertainer in the world during his lifetime, he was a courageous example of integrity and discipline in service of peace. The concert combines song (including “Old Man River”), narratives, news clips and excerpts from an interview with Robeson’s friend, the legendary folksinger/ songwriter Pete Seeger. Robeson is portrayed by American baritone Anthony Brown, about whom The Denver Post has declared that “Brown delivers with generous beauty.”

The pianist for this performance is Ken Rodgers, and the narrator is Tim Manickam.

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