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'Lift Every Voice' is a a collection of powerful songs, stories and interviews celebrating the past and future of African American music.
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Lift Every Voice: A musical story from sorrow to justice

Lift Every Voice

Listen to a collection of powerful songs, stories and interviews with some of today's most acclaimed Black Artists and Scholars. This program, hosted by Julie Amacher and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, was curated with the intent of creating awareness around the African American musical past, while inspiring listeners to cling to the hopefulness of our musical future together as every voice is heard and celebrated.


• Traditional, arr William Smith: "Ride The Chariot" — Fisk Jubilee Singers
• Traditional, arr. Brazeal Dennard: "Steal Away" — Harvard Glee Club
• Natti Robinson: "To Love" — Harvard Glee Club
• Traditional, Arr. By Marques Garrett: Hold On — The Aeolians
• Nathaniel Dett: "The Chariot Jubilee" — The Aeolians
• Adolphus Hailstork: "Shout For Joy" — The Aeolians
• Traditional, Arr. By Ken Burton: "The Gospel Train" — The Aeolians
• Brahms: "Requiem" — Atlanta Symphony and Robert Shaw Chorus
• Traditional, Arr. By Uzee Brown: "I'm Building Me A Home" — Morehouse College Glee Club
• Traditional, Arr. By Rolland Carter: "Lift Every Voice and Sing" — Spelman College Glee Club and VocalEssence
• Andre Thomas: "I Dream a World" — Florida State University Chamber Choir
• Traditional, arr. Richard Jackson: "Rock My Soul" — ACDA Southern Region HBCU Honor Choir
• Traditional, Arr. By Stacey Gibbs: "My God is A Rock" — Winston Salem State University
• Adolphus Hailstork: "Done Made My Vow" — Morgan State University
• Traditional, Arr. By Ken Burton: "The Gospel Train" — The Aeolians

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