21st CENTURY AFRICAN AMERICAN SPIRITUALS

African American spirituals in the 21st century are dependent upon all of us to keep their sound alive. The deep roots of our American oral history & original music invite you to connect with others to honor the gifts from … Read More

SACRED VOICES OF ALL OUR ANCESTORS, NOT JUST SOME.

Are we forgetting and leaving out some of the sacred voices of all our ancestors? When you don’t know your history, you don’t know your ancestors fortitude, or their inspiring determination to get right back up when they failed, or … Read More

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! I LOVE YOU DAD(RIP)

Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day. If we are completely honest with each other and keep no secrets between us, our relationship as father and son wasn’t an easy one. We had unfinished emotional wounds that still needed healing when you … Read More

HARRIET TUBMAN USED SPIRITUALS ON THE UGRR

Harriet Tubman talked about and used the spirituals to help guide the slaves to freedom in the North on the UGRR. Many words in the spirituals have duel meaning and were secretly coded for the slaves to help guide them … Read More

WADE IN THE WATER ON THE UGRR

Wade In The Water is one of the spirituals that has many secret codes embedded within the song that was used to give guidance to the slave as he embarked on his journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad. The … Read More

THE CIVIL WAR IMPACT ON FORMER SLAVES

In 1865, after the Civil War and slavery had come to an end in America our former slave brothers and sisters wanted to forget everything that reminded them of slavery and that included the spirituals and the history hidden within … Read More

IS IT TRUE SPIRITUALS CAN SET YOU FREE AT LAST?

Is is true that spirituals can set you free at last? Can music change your life? The spirituals are a rare and distinctive music created by the enslaved Africans in America, capturing the vibrant essence and beauty of our common humanity. This … Read More

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