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TRACY CHAPMAN - 1985, Segment 3 of 3
Tracy Chapman

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In this closing segment of WUMB's Tracy Chapman interview, Tracy describes how her career and reputation were growing at the time, and a Boston Globe Arts section article about her that had recently appeared. The conversation turns to segregation and discrimination in America, and how it has informed some of her writing, which leads into a hearfelt discussion about apartheid in South Africa and her involvement in social activities promoting change. She even describes her approach to songwriting, and showcases her strong, confident voice in a powerful a capella performance.

If you haven't heard the earlier segments, you can listen to Part 1 here, and listen to Part 2 here.

Our very deepest gratitude to several folks at NPR for their assistance in helping to obtain permission to allow access to this incredible piece of history, especially Rishi Hingoraney and Jessica Schreibstein. Also to WUMB staff members Pat Monteith, Grady Moates and Rob Landry. We especially thank Lee Phillips and most especially...Tracy Chapman for allowing us to share this precious recording with you.

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