List of Works




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Here is an overview of Steve’s documentary and oral history work.

photo Steve Rowland

South African performance at Shakespeare’s Globe (photo: Steve Rowland)













The Miles Davis Radio Project, narrated by Danny Glover (8 hours)

click to order “The MDRP”

Tell Me How Long Trane’s Been Gone, narrated by Michael S. Harper (5 hours)

click to order “Tell Me How Long” 

Leonard Bernstein: An American Life, narrated by Susan Sarandon (11 hours)

click to order “Leonard Bernstein”

Frank Zappa: American Composer, narrated by Beverly D’Angelo

Carlos Santana: Music For Life, narrated by Edward James Olmos

click to order “Music For Life”

Hip Hop 101: On the Road with The Roots, narrated by Chuck D.

click to order “On the Road with the Roots”

Two Weeks, and Several Generations, with The Neville Brothers, narrated by John Goodman

A Meditation on Race, narrated by Steve Rowland, music by Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Exec Producer, Dmae Roberts)

Patti LaBelle: Gospel into Soul, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg

George Clinton: Funk is its Own Reward, narrated by Ishmael Reed

Remembering Trane – a one-hour documentary about John Coltrane

Streams of American Music, Narrated by Dr. Cornel West

Ahmet Ertegun Oral History — over 30 hours of conversations and memories with one of music’s most influential producers.

Apollo Theater Oral History Project — at Columbia University Oral History Research Office (OHRO)

Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project — at Columbia University Oral History Research Office (OHRO) – Steve was one of 5 interviewers.

The Globe to Globe Shakespeare Festival – 37 Plays, 37 Languages at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, London – Head Interviewer, Steve Rowland

Time Out of Joint: Teaching Shakespeare in Prison – a feature documentary film, in progress, expected completion, late 2018

The Life of Dr. Irena Hausmanowa-Petrucewicz – an oral history of a remarkable Polish physician whose life spanned the tumult of Poland during the 20th Century.