SPIRITUALS VS. FREEDOM SONGS

The African American Spiritual ‘Keep Your Hands On The Plow’, was transformed into an American freedom song during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s & 1960’s. The name of the song became known as “Keep Your Eyes On The … 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

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

KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU CAME FROM

It takes courage and resolve to know who you are and where you came from. The end result is freedom and pure joy for the soul, because it helps you discover your life’s purpose that serves others and yourself well. … Read More

Remembering the purpose of a spiritual

My passion for the spirituals has led me on a personal journey to find the core essence and true intention of a music born in the cotton fields of the Old South. Along the way I discovered much more than … Read More