QUOTE OF NOTE
February is Valentine's Day and Black History Month!
"…. art knows no boundaries…anything you love in art you can make your own. Marian Anderson, learning the classical songs of the world, learned them and sang them—'You must first possess a song yourself before you can give it to another'—and her singing of German lieder in German was loved. It’s the same with Black classical singers today. They do not think: I’m not German or I’m not White or I’m not Italian. They give themselves to the music, and they find a way to offer it to others. And that’s what I ask of you—in your own style, with your own voice, and with your own kind of rhythm. Everyone comes from a heritage that is unique and special." Ashley Bryan
For more about incredible children's book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, got to: http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/bryan.htm