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

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Tune in throughout the week for tracks from KDFC's Album of the Week. More to discover with KDFC. For the Week of November 7th is America Again from Lara Downes.

Taken from Langston Hughes' poem, Let America Be America Again, written in 1938, the title for Lara Downes new solo album on Sono Luminus is apt as it 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 KDFC: San Francisco arts producer Jeffrey Freymann.