Lara Downes – SETTLE: Migration Music Part 3 (EP) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 00:17:14 minutes | 147 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rising Sun Records
As a young musician, concert pianist Lara Downes was often discouraged by the lack of diversity in her field. Downes is half Black, and growing up, there were very few well-known Black composers or performers in classical music. Now today, she’s trying to change that with a project we’ve been following at MORNING EDITION. Each month for as long as she can keep it up, Downes is releasing a mini album meant to showcase the work of overlooked or forgotten Black composers. And you can hear the music on her label Rising Sun Music.
1. Lara Downes – Magnolia Suite: The Place Where The Rainbow Ends (06:06)
2. Ivalas Quartet – Warmth from Other Suns (Excerpts): III. Settle (02:55)
3. Steven Banks & Lara Downes – Come As You Are: III. Strength of my Life (04:33)
4. Lara Downes – The Never-Ending Ocean of Identity (03:40)