American Academy of Psychotherapists

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Opens with woman singing. Woman speaking, difficult to hear [likely she is not mic-ed]. She introduces a dance demonstration (based on the program it is likely that this is Pearl Primus). At approximately 5 minutes in she becomes much more intelligible. Discusses the use of invocation in African dancing. She notes that following the dance demonstration a singer named Helen will perform two traditional songs: "The African Crying Song" and a joyous fete song from Sierra Leone, and Primus herself will perform a dance titled "Fertility." The performances are met with much applause.

Another speaker begin to talk, once again, there seem to be mic-ing issues. He seems to be discussing ceremonial singing from the Caribbean islands. At approximately 22:00 minutes in he speaks into the mic, noting "I forgot - they want this taped or something." His performance follows.

Primus speaks again, introducing a song titled "Santos."

Ms. Nell, acting as the master of ceremonies speaks next, introducing a film that depicts the internal suffering of a person with schizophrenia. The film has no credits. She speaks about making tape copies of the drummer's performance for interested members of the audience.

Ms. Nell then introduces Dr. Goodwin Watson. He discusses the thinker and the artist. He discusses creativity.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71947
Municipal archives id: T1620