Music: Kansas City

John Powell, the American composer who has used American Negro tunes so extensively in his compositions, has given to The Kansas City Star a statement that will seem to many a strange pronouncement. Powell does not think that Negro music can figure considerably in the development of an American national school of music. Says The Star: "At any rate, Powell does not believe they (Negro spirituals) can justly be made the basis of a national American school —because, he declares, there is not the least kinship between the Negro and the descendants...

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