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Mystic Chain
Program 405
Original Airdate: 11/7/1974

Subject Keywords
Afro-American authors
Afro-American commedians
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American poets
Afro-American singers
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Mime
Music - Performance
Oral interpretation of poetry

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)
Cosby, Bill
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Shaw, Sarah-Ann

Corporate Names
Mystic Chain (musical group)

Program Description
Program is composed of a variety of segments in magazine-style format. Segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), a poetry reading by Leah Fletcher (Langston Hughes' "American Heartbreak," "Impasse," and "A Dream Deferred," and Maya Angelou's "No Loser, No Weeper," "Letter to an Aspiring Junkie," and "They Went Home"), "Blast From the Past" with excerpts from 1968 Say Brother interviews with poet and playwright Amiri Baraka at Tufts University and commedian Bill Cosby, a musical performance by the four-person vocalist group Mystic Chain, "Information" on selecting a day care center, the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero on the difficulties musicians face.

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Leah Fletcher

Performers
Mystic Chain (musical group)
Dance Theatre of Boston (dancers)
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)
Sarah-Ann Shaw (quickie)

Others
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
James Cooper (commentary editor)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Tony Davis (talent coordinator)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
Ira Williams (music coordinator)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01472
Preservation master 3/4" cassette AP-01535
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01535A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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