Are you there SPIRIT You are there
These “folk” songs covering a diverse span of subjects have been interchangeably called
myriad names including negro spirituals, negro religious songs, jubilee; minstrel; and story
songs; work, slave, plantation, and chain gang songs; and “corn ditties.” Because white
owners felt Christianization of their slaves led to their good behavior, religious efforts were
encouraged and plantation ‘praise houses’ were built where they could dance, sing and
play drums. These luminous beings sang not only as a way of life inherent in their culture, they sang to transcend the pain, emotion, or anger of the individual or the collective slave experience. Their songs were ultimately being employed in a quest for freedom from their daily atrocities. Slaves were indeed profoundly tested with physical and emotional means full of desperation, blood, sweat and tears. Yet ultimately their innate power, strength, and divine connection carried these beings of uncanny and remarkable resourcefulness through to the “Promised Land.”
CD Libretto in Translation : CS - DE - ES - FR - NL - PL - PT - RU
Are you there SPIRIT
you are there
Please enjoy the blessing of a "Little Light"
from a video coming out soon
Selections from the actual CD
Go Down Moses
I've Been In The Storm So Long
You Must Come In By And Through The Lamb
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