“I dream a world where all will know sweet freedom’s way…” Langston Hughes. Enslaved men and women of African Heritage as a means of sustaining themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually and singing their freedom into existence created spirituals. This program features several of these songs of freedom. Stay tuned for announcement of surprise guests. Works include Plenty Good Room, Bound for Canaan’s Land, I Will Trust in the Lord – Undine Smith Moore; Way Over in Beulah Lan’ – Stacey Gibbs; Great Day, Battle of Jericho, Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel – Moses Hogan; Ain-a That Good News – William Dawson; Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveller, I’ll Never Turn Back – R. Nathaniel Dett; Hold On, I Want Jesus To Walk With Me – Colin Lett; Go Down Moses – Adolphus Hailstork, and Steal Away – Deirdre Robinson.
And Still We Sing
Wednesday May 21st 2014