BEYOND THE LABELS / SONGS ON OUR ROAD TO FREEDOM is a WE THE PEOPLE story in song. Experience America’s music from Spirituals, Freedom Songs, Jazz, Blues, Protest Songs, Songs of Hope, and Songs of Love. FREEDOM has always been a powerful thought for Americans, and music brings that thought of freedom to life.
Communal singing has always been an intricate part of our multi cultural roots as Americans. Whether we arrived as willing immigrants or as immigrants by force, no matter what country we came from originally music helped ground us and helped us feel connected to our new homeland. Our newly created music, spoke of our lives in the new world and helped calm fears, put our babies to sleep, brought enjoyment sung around a campfire and comfort in times of sorrow.
Singing together brought us together and strengthen our purpose and strengthened our community spirit. It still does today. This program is about coming together and singing together to continue building a strong community that is inclusive of all of us.
Thomas Jefferson proposed in written word a purpose and direction for our nations creed. Music created by humble unnamed slaves, and well known songwriters helped us feel that purpose with passion and dedication to ensure our nations creed belongs to all of us.
Book Calvin Earl in your community and experience these inspiring songs in our American History!