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Jon Batiste Reinterprets 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' for The Atlantic

Jul 19, 2017 | 52 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Julia Ward Howe first published her iconic poem in The Atlantic in 1862. The song quickly became an anthem of the Civil War and a touchstone of the American Idea. In that spirit, The Atlantic asked the renowned jazz musician Jon Batiste to create a new arrangement of the song for the magazine’s first podcast, Radio Atlantic.

Authors: Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Matt Thompson, Nicolas Pollock

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