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Soloist: Chandler-Eteme, Janice
Soloist: Dixon, Rodrick
Soloist: Holloway, Paula
Soloist: Sakhi, Homayun
Soloist: Waller, Alyn E.
Choir: Celebration Choir, The
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Orchestra: Music Liberation Orchestra, The
Conductor: Brosse, Dirk
Lokumbe, Hannibal - Composer
Can You Hear God Crying?
Venue: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
Playing Time: 01:11:42
Television Director: Conant, Matthew
Catalogue Number: 2.110357
Award-winning composer and trumpet player Hannibel Lokumbe is a leader in expressing the Aprican-American experience through his orchestral and choral music, with a special focus on civil rights leaders. Can You Hear God Crying? is a spiritatorio which takes us on a journey from hardship and suffering to healing and celebrations of courage and peace, told through the forced migration aboard a slave ship endured by Lokumbe's great-grandfather Silas Burgess. Combining jazz, gospel and chamber music together with West African prayers and songs, this is both a moving commemoration and a spectacularly festive event which faces past and present with honesty and deep spiritual understanding.