America’s Musical Journey – The Fisk Jubilee Singers

America’s Musical Journey –  The Fisk Jubilee Singers


Being a part of this group has really not been about fame or fun. It’s really a duty. In times like this, when people of color minorities are going up against
so much discrimination we need to spread this music of love, this music of pushing forward, this music of rising, shining, for the light is coming. To give people hope and to give people joy so my emotion comes from the duty that I feel to spread this beautiful music. It’s become a part of me, and it always will be. It’s amazing to just be involved
in such a big part of history. Around the time when Fisk first opened it was a school for freed slaves. A lot of them couldn’t read sheet music,
or weren’t allowed to read so these songs have been
passed down from generations from slave to slave and from family member to family member. It’s just amazing that is still living through us, and that we get to give it life. We feel them with us as we sing. Being a part of Jubilee is probably one of the greatest honors I have. We’ve really grown together through music and outside of the group as well. Every day when I wake up I’m like wow
I’m a Jubilee singer, and this is history – I’m a part of history so it’s an amazing experience.

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