Season 3, Episode 2
Roxane Gay + Celisse + Toshi Reagon
Photo by Reginald Cunningham
Songwriter and actor Celisse talks about writing her song, and about properly understanding the work of rock pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharp.
Photo by Christopher-Boudewyns
Songwriter, performer, and producer Toshi Reagon speaks about how she constructed her song, "You Belong," to echo the structure of Gay's piece, and about the connections between Tharp and pioneering writer Octavia Butler, whose novel Parable of the Sower, Reagon made into an opera.
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