AmericanA to Z: Paul Robeson

In any pantheon of American music there should be a space for the monumental figure of Paul Robeson.  Whole biographies have deservedly been dedicated to describing his kaleidoscopic talents and a life of commitment and spirit.   It makes little sense to listen to his music removed from context so the following is a short precis of a titanic cultural figure;  an abbreviation of a life that seems to gather up the themes of the 20th century into one person. Continue reading “AmericanA to Z: Paul Robeson”