Esteban and the Children of the Sun

from Black Profiles in Courage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Alan Steinberg

Today, 11 Iowa musicians begin recording “Esteban and the Children of the Sun”, a true story with modern context.

Music by John Rapson, Nielo Gaglione, Kevin Burt and Miguel Espinoza.

Our governor fears history but we don’t.

Stay tuned for our concert at the Englert October 3, 2021 which will also feature the work of Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey.

Image Text: No one ever found the Seven Golden Cities. But Estevanico’s search for them transformed him into the immortal “Black Mexican” of Zuni myth. And it was Estevanico’s bold quest to find the Seven Cities that kept its legend alive, which led to Coronado’s and de Soto’s fateful explorations of the Southwest. That is how an obscure black African slave became an extraordinary agent of history and a memorable hero, in fact as well as in myth.

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