Composer/producer Michael Whalen was in Avatar's Studio C (New York City) recording music for a four-part public television series called Slavery and the Making of America, which will air in the first quarter of 2005. Slavery and the Making of America tells the story of American slavery through the lives of enslaved men, women and children. The recording sessions captured performances by Kimati Dinizulu and Bashiri Johnson (pictured left and right, respectively) on a myriad of traditional instruments. Roy Hendrickson engineered the sessions and was assisted by Peter Doris.
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