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Wednesday
Feb012017

February is Black History Month!

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (Oakwood Cemetery) - In recognition of Black History Month, Oakwood Cemetery would like to honor R. Nathaniel Dett.  During his lifetime Mr. Dett was one of the most successful black composers.  While R. Nathaniel Dett is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls, Ontario, his father Robert T. Dett resides right here in Oakwood Cemetery.  The Dett family operated a tourist home in Niagara Falls, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

R. Nathaniel Dett's "Morning: Barcarolle" performed by Leon Bates. 

 

Ave Maria composed by R. Nathaniel Dett, sung by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale of Toronto, Ont.

We honor R. Nathaniel Dett's memory with one of his most famous compositions, "Juba Dance" performed by Richard Alston. 

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