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The Spirit of Us – A Black History Musical Presentation


The Spirit of Us – A Black History Musical Presentation


Despite the brutal origin of our enslaved, African ancestors in the Americas, our hope for redemption has endured, its heartbeat, pulsating through the rhythm of our music. Stemming from a blend of West African and European, Christian persuasions along with our experiences on the plantations of the south, our soulful and deeply expressive musical style, is unmatched. Whether conveying sorrows and covert protests while working in the fields, forcing what little fun that was humanly attainable, weeping and wailing to God for deliverance for their souls, or revealing secret traveling codes and instructions for The Underground Railroad, music served a vital and very functional purpose for every aspect of the lives of our slave ancestors.

From Negro spirituals to gospel, songs of sorrow to blues, jubilee to jazz, protest to freedom, and folktale to rap and hip hop, the vibrations of our deeply moving melodies continue to reveal our spirit of freedom, redemption, and hope: THE SPIRIT OF US. Sponsored by SAFE HARBOR PROJECT, which is funded by Sonoma County Mental Health Services as part of The Community Baptist Collaborative to provide stress prevention and relief through music, music events, festivals and at appropriate organizations, you are sure to feel the vibrations of the African American spirit rooted in music that speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes our mind and gives us rest, heals our heart and makes us whole, and flows from heaven to our soul. For tickets, visit:

For tickets:
The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Box Office