Hilda Paredes won a grant from an English organization to work on an opera about Harriet Tubman.
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In this episode of Classical Music in Color, Judlyne speaks with Mexican composer Hilda Paredes, a resident of London who’s won a grant from an English organization to work on an opera about Harriet Tubman. Paredes says she never even heard of the Underground Railroad founder and Civil War Spy until an African-American friend told her about Tubman. Judlyne Lilly-Gibson hosts KMFA BY REQUEST and STACCATO on KMFA 89.5. Classical Music in Color is sponsored by IOKTS Productions Black History Calendars.