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Taking Names

Solo Vocal Music with Piano

Music by: Jasmine Barnes

Libretto by: Shana Oshiro

Duration: 5 mins

Commissioned by: LyricFest Philadelphia, 2021


Taking Names is a piece created in collaboration with Shana Oshiro, librettist, as well as Karen Slack, Soprano. This piece was written for Karen Slack commissioned by LyricFest Philadelphia as a part of her full work "Say Their Names". The song, for soprano and piano, is made to honor the lives of Black Women and Black Trans women who have been unjustly murdered in America.






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