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Tambourines to Glory

Langston Hughes

Poet, author and playwright Langston Hughes was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance in the late 1950s. His writings capture the spirit of black culture as it struggled for recognition and acceptance. Tambourines to Glory is a morality fable illustrating the perpetual fight between good and evil. Angelic Essie Belle Johnson and devilish Laura Reed both agree that they need to do something to spice up their lives—and earn more money. So, they start their own church on the street in front of their Harlem apartment. With Laura’s gift for performing and Essie’s melodious voice, the two quickly become a hit and must move their services into a renovated theatre. But as their congregation grows, a host of misfits enter the scene—some honest, and others who just want a piece of the pie. Featuring a stunning performance by Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tambourines to Glory is a classic of American literature and a must listen for anyone interested in the history of African-American culture.

Poet, author and playwright Langston Hughes was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance in the late 1950s. His writings capture the spirit of black culture as it struggled for recognition and acceptance. Tambourines to Glory is a morality fable illustrating the perpetual fight between good and evil. Angelic Essie Belle Johnson and devilish Laura Reed both agree that they need to do something to spice up their lives—and earn more money. So, they start their own church on the street in front of their Harlem apartment. With Laura’s gift for performing and Essie’s melodious voice, the two quickly become a hit and must move their services into a renovated theatre. But as their congregation grows, a host of misfits enter the scene—some honest, and others who just want a piece of the pie. Featuring a stunning performance by Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tambourines to Glory is a classic of American literature and a must listen for anyone interested in the history of African-American culture.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Poet, author and playwright Langston Hughes was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance in the late 1950s. His writings capture the spirit of black culture as it struggled for recognition and acceptance. Tambourines to Glory is a morality fable illustrating the perpetual fight between good and evil. Angelic Essie Belle Johnson and devilish Laura Reed both agree that they need to do something to spice up their lives—and earn more money. So, they start their own church on the street in front of their Harlem apartment. With Laura’s gift for performing and Essie’s melodious voice, the two quickly become a hit and must move their services into a renovated theatre. But as their congregation grows, a host of misfits enter the scene—some honest, and others who just want a piece of the pie. Featuring a stunning performance by Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tambourines to Glory is a classic of American literature and a must listen for anyone interested in the history of African-American culture.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Myra Lucretia Taylor

Length:

4h 18m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:25