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Lara Downes - America Again / KUSC 'Album Of the Week'

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The title for pianist Lara Downes new solo album, America Again, on Sono Luminus is taken from Langston Hughes' poem, Let America Be America Again, written in 1938. The collection features twenty pieces selected by Downes that explore the elusive but essential American dream, written by composers including Duke Ellington, Lou Harrison, Morton Gould, Amy Beach, George Gershwin, Angélica Negrón, Dan Visconti, Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Florence Price, Aaron Copland, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and more.

Click here to listen to a conversation with Lara Downes and arts producer Jeffrey Freymann from our Bay Area sister station, KDFC.

Lara Downes - America Again is the KUSC: Los Angeles 'Album Of the Week.' SEE THE PAGE