Carols as Home with the Imani Winds

Carols as Home features a modern take on classic Christmas carols, hosted by Imani Winds founding oboist, Toyin Spellman-Diaz. Toyin coaxes intimate stories of Christmas memories from the members of the ensemble, and why these classic carols are still essential today. You’ll hear many of your favorite carols updated with the ensembles’ own imaginative take. This is APM’s first hour long special dedicated to Imani Winds, and the debut of Toyin Spellman-Diaz as host.

Toyin Spellman-Diaz - founding oboist for Imani Winds


One hour

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Promo spot available: November 20, 2023
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Broadcast Window

December 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

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Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 1, 2024. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.


  • This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
  • The Christmas Song – Mel Torme
  • Oh Holy Night – Adolphe Adam
  • Silent Night – Hans Gruber
  • I Saw Three Ships – Traditional
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain – Traditional
  • Christmas Time is Here.- Vince Guaraldi
  • Jingle Bells – Traditional
  • Let it Snow – Jule Styne
  • Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovych
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Ralph Blane/Hugh Martin

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