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The Black Ghosts of Paris

From: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Series: CBC Radio's Outfront
Length: 13:24

Julia Browne lives in Canada but she feels a strong, even eerie connection to Paris - a feeling that the black writers, intellectuals and performers who found recognition there in the 1930's and 40's are kindred spirits who can help her.

Prxoutfrontplain_small The Black Ghosts of Paris Julia Browne Producers: Steve Wadhams, Eitan Cornfield, Nancy Watson Julia Browne lives in Kitchener Ontario, but she feels a strong, even eerie connection to Paris - a feeling that the black writers, intellectuals and performers who found success, recognition and refuge there in the 1930's and 40's are kindred spirits who can help her, a black woman trying to find her place in today's Canada. broadcast on CBC Radio One's Outfront on February 26, 2004 & February 2, 2005 Outfront Opening and Closing Theme available - (see Rundown section for more details) SEE ADDITIONAL LICENSE TERMS

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The Black Ghosts of Paris Julia Browne Producers: Steve Wadhams, Eitan Cornfield, Nancy Watson Julia Browne lives in Kitchener Ontario, but she feels a strong, even eerie connection to Paris - a feeling that the black writers, intellectuals and performers who found success, recognition and refuge there in the 1930's and 40's are kindred spirits who can help her, a black woman trying to find her place in today's Canada. broadcast on CBC Radio One's Outfront on February 26, 2004 & February 2, 2005 Outfront Opening and Closing Theme available - (see Rundown section for more details) SEE ADDITIONAL LICENSE TERMS

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Review of The Black Ghosts of Paris

Part of a series from Canada - "I have two loves -my country and Paris" - a sweet, intimate, and literary subject. Evocative and deeply felt - a woman describing memories of writers in Paris that she never lived. Not a piece about Paris at all, but one about a destination in the head. It's curious - nicely so. At first I thought I wanted to know more about the author to hang on to it - but why really? The ghost of it clings.

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Review of The Black Ghosts of Paris

A very delicate and well contructed piece. The composition of sounds with the voices are nicely knit. It has the feeling of an emotional journey to places where you've never been but you feel you're meant to. Liked the part a lot when the author carries us near the apartment where Langston Hughes had lived. Love the title!

Broadcast History

broadcast on CBC Radio One's Outfront on February 26, 2004 & February 2, 2005

Timing and Cues

Runs: 13:25

IN: "I'm Julia Browne...
OUT: ...I'm Julia Browne." (last words at 12:27 music fades at 13:25)

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Related Website

http://www.cbc.ca/outfront