The Journey of Harriet Tubman by : Ron Kean
This 5-movement; multi-media choral drama honors one of the great heroes of the emancipation era. The journey of those who sacrificed becomes a story we can relive and honor. Dr. Kean's goal was to compose and arrange original music and traditional spirituals in a style that is evocative of the enslaved Africans' frame of mind. The spirituals are accompanied with kalimba (thumb piano) to honor the sub-Saharan African musical tradition of connecting with ancestors and with the marimba to sound like the west African balafon. This is a work that will move an audience to tears. Medium to Advanced.
The Journey of Harriet Tubman has generated a much needed discussion of African American enslavement and and cultural appropriation. The composer has dedicated half of his royalties from this work to “The Equal Justice Initiative;” a private; 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States; to challenging racial and economic injustice; and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Please visit https://eji.org/about for more info.
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| Media ||Octavo|
| Format ||SATB divisi with kalimba in C & marimba|
| Length x Width x Height||10.5 x 6.75 x 0.178 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.54 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL288342|
| 1st Publication Date||11/2018|
Title: MVT 1 FOLLOW THE RIVER (WOUNDED AND DREAMING)
Title: MVT 2 STEAL AWAY (CHAIN GANG STYLE; STEAL/STEEL)
Title: MVT 3 GO DOWN MOSES (ESCAPE)
Title: MVT 4 SWING LOW/FOLLOW THE RIVER (SELF-RESCUE)
Title: MVT 5 FOLLOW THE RIVER/EPILOGUE (RESUING OTHERS)
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