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Winter Special
Program 249
Original Airdate: 12/28/1972

Subject Keywords
Afro-American dance
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American singers
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Kwanzaa
Music - Performance
Women in the performing arts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Clemens, Kenya

Corporate Names
Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
Ronald Ingram Gospel Chorus

Program Description
Program features a variety of musical and dance performances in celebration of the holiday season. Host John Slade introduces a short film explaining Kwanzaa, a short film by Say Brother filmmaker Henry Johnson called Give A Damn (about caring for the community), three performances by the Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (the ballet "Chavez," the spiritual dance solo "I Told Jesus," and the tap performance "Rondo for Diz"), a performance by the Ronald Ingram Gospel Chorus (which performs five songs), and a performance by solo vocalist Kenya Clemens. Program also contains a short interview with Barbara Barrow, who coordinated the performances for the program. All performances conducted in studio.

Producer
John Slade

Associate Producer
Silas Davis

Director
Russ Tillman

Host
John Slade

Guests
Barbara Barrow

Performers
Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (dancers)
Ronald Ingram Gospel Chorus (musical group)
Kenya Clemens (vocalist)

Others
Barbara Barrow (concept)
Barbara Barrow (assistant director)
Bruce Bordett (studio technician)
Bill Charette (studio technician)
Vernon Coleman (audio)
Donna Hunte (assistant to the producer)
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)
Frank Lane (camera)
Greg MacDonald (studio technician)
Francis Mahard (scenic design)
Marvin McCoy (studio technician)
John Plausse (lighting director)
Erik Poppke (stage manager)
Steve Rogers (video)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (studio technician)
Bennett Stein (graphic designer)
Carolyn Walden (production assistant)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Billy Wilson (technical consultant)
Bob Wilson (camera)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03290
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape 3586-60
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01659A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01660
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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