Jonathan Kligler, spiritual leader of Kehillat Lev Shalem, the Woodstock Jewish Congregation and veteran African American folksinging couple,
Kim and Reggie Harris seamlessly interweave Hebrew songs from the Passover Haggadah with traditional Black Spirituals carrying the ideals of equality and freedom in this 18 track collaborative CD. Songs by Phil Ochs and Freedom Singers Marshall and Matt Jones, plus Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish's poem, I Have A Million Nightingales, set to music by Linda Hirschhorn, are interspersed with spoken firsthand accounts of watershed events in the modern Civil Rights Movement by Juanita Nelson, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Pete Seeger, and Sonny Ochs (Phil's sister). This uplifting and enlightening celebration of accomplishment through action captures a period in our history that is relevant to this day. And what a joyful blend of friendship, first class musicians, and incredible sounds!
Enjoy this masterful union of two traditions paying tribute to historical struggles for freedom.
LET MY PEOPLE GO: A Jewish & African American Celebration of Freedom by Jonathan Kligler and Kim & Reggie Harris
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1. B'chol Dor Va'dor (in Every Generation)/I'm On My Way
2. Ha Lachma Anya (This Is The Bread Of Oppression
3. Avodim Hayinu (Slaves Were We)
4. In The Mississippi River
5. Remembering Phil Ochs
6. What's That I Hear
7. The New Colossus/Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor/Motherless Children
THE FREEDOM MUSIC PROJECT brings together an electrifying choir of young Jewish and African-American singers, celebrating the freedom music of both the Passover tradition and the Civil Rights Movement. Featured vocalist and project creator Peri Smilow brings two communities together around the shared value of freedom, and their shared experience of generations of slavery. The music on this CD represents the first steps on the path toward mutual understanding and friendship.
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