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.
This unique recording, produced and arranged by LeRoix Hampton, Josh Nelson, and Peri, captures that spirited feeling so appropriate for the music of Passover and the Civil Rights Movement. Peri's profound, original compositions, “Where Was God,” “One Small Step,” and ”Ha Lachma Anya” fit thematically with freedom ballads, “Wade In The Water,” “Follow The Drinking Gourd,” “Make Those Waters Part” (Mishkin), “Keep Your Eyes On The Prize,” and “Oh Freedom.” And, you have never heard ”Avadim Hayinu,” “B'chol Dor Vador” or ”Chad Gadya” quite like this! THE FREEDOM MUSIC PROJECT is a monumental labor of love that will make a difference in your musical life.
Blessings is a collection of intimate and uplifting songs based on Jewish prayers from gifted singer/songwriter Peri Smilow and Grammy-award winning producer Ben Wisch. In this extraordinary recording, Peri draws on her experiences as cancer survivor, wife, and mother as she celebrates life and her relationships with loved ones, friends, community and faith. These eleven songs will feed your soul.
Peri's second recording of 10 original songs in English and Hebrew is based on liturgy and the Bible. A troubadour for our times, Peri creates a pleasant upbeat listening experience with her engaging style, infectious spirit, and fresh new compositions. Selections include: Ma Tovu, Ashrey, Kos Miriam, Thank You God, Sim Shalom (Julie Silver), Song For America ... and More!
Peri Smilow's rich, clear voice brings together the joy of folk tradition and our Jewish heritage to create a new sound, in these 10 Hebrew and English selections based on themes of peace. You will enjoy old favorites: Hinei Ma Tov, Heyvenu Shalom Alechem, Down By The Riverside, and Eli Eli, as well as original melodies for V'shamru, Eitz Chaim Hi, and Mi Chamocha.
Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and veteran African American folksinging couple Kimand 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. A joyful blend of friendship, first class musicians, and incredible sounds!
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