Holiday Music; Baltimore Writer Rafael Alvarez Reads "Aunt Lola;" Kwanzaa Traditions | WYPR

Holiday Music; Baltimore Writer Rafael Alvarez Reads "Aunt Lola;" Kwanzaa Traditions

Jan 5, 2016

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On this Christmas morning, how about we take a break from reporting and analysis, and instead, let’s listen to a little music, and hear some poetry of the season. On December 2nd the Baltimore Choral Arts Society performed Christmas with Choral Arts at the beautiful Baltimore Basilica. This morning, we’ll listen to a few selections from that concert and we’ll hear a couple of poems

Then, Rafael Alvarez will share with us a Christmas story called Aunt Lola. Rafael has read Aunt Lola on the Signal for the last 10 years. With the Signal on hiatus this season, we’re happy to honor that WYPR holiday tradition here on Maryland Morning.

Plus: I’ll also speak to my good friend and neighbor Kafi Garrus from Reservoir Hill about how her family will celebrate Kwanzaa.