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The Mingus Big Band Performs 'Fables of Faubus'

The Mingus Big Band performs "Fables of Faubus" with guest artist Charles McPherson on saxophone. Known as one of his most explicitly political works, "Fables of Faubus" was written by Charles Mingus as a protest against the segregationist governor of Arkansas, Orval E. Faubus.
Clip Season 1 Episode 1 Length 03:23 Premiere: 10/14/22

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The Roots Residency

S1 E3 Length 55:27 Premiere Date 01/27/23

A Joni Mitchell Songbook

S1 E2 Length 55:39 Premiere Date 11/18/22

Let My Children Hear Mingus

S1 E1 Length 55:05 Premiere Date 10/14/22

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The Mingus Big Band Performs 'So Long Eric'

Clip Length 05:06 Premiere Date 10/14/22

The Mingus Big Band Performs 'Fables of Faubus'

Clip Length 03:23 Premiere Date 10/14/22

A Tribute to Lester Young: 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat'

Clip Length 03:06 Premiere Date 10/14/22

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Hip Hop legends The Roots give an electrifying performance during a residency at the Kennedy Center.

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Let My Children Hear Mingus

The Kennedy Center celebrates jazz icon and social activist Charles Mingus at 100. Through performances and conversations, we explore how his outsized personality and inimitable style pushed boundaries and paved the way for future generations.

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