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Sancho's Songbook

May 13, 2024

A man of letters, merchant, abolitionist, theater lover, and musician, Charles Ignatius Sancho made history as the first British man of African descent to vote in a general election. We explore Sancho’s life and legacy in this new episode that includes performances and interviews with Jonathan Woody, Reggie Mobley, Rebecca Cypess, Nicole Aljoe, and other special guests.
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May 13: Sancho's Songbook
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About the Episode

A man of letters, merchant, abolitionist, theater lover, and musician, Charles Ignatius Sancho made history as the first British man of African descent to vote in a general election. We explore Sancho’s life and legacy in this new episode that includes performances and interviews with Jonathan Woody, Reggie Mobley, Rebecca Cypess, Dr. Nicole Aljoe, and other special guests.

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Shelby Yamin, associate producer
Hannah De Priest, special projects manager

Episode Guests

Reginald Mobley

Guest, countertenor

Rebecca Cypess

Guest, musicologist

Nicole Aljoe

Guest, Professor of English and Africana Studies

Resources

Sponsors

TBA

Music

Charles Ignatius Sancho (c. 1729-1780)
Anacreon Ode XXIII 

Minuet no. 5 & no. 11

Sweetest Bard

Air in D
Who’d a thought it?
Richmond Hill

The Complaint

Friendship, Source of Joy

Country Dances:
Mungo’s Delight
Lady Mary
Montagu’s Reel
Bushy Park