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Spiritual Uprising
April 2 May 2
A virtual concert from the showstopping Zonya Love

Zonya Love (Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole, Broadway’s The Color Purple) brings her forthcoming collection of reimagined Negro Spirituals to the People’s Light stage in this filmed concert event. The nationally acclaimed actor-musician leads a full band through evocative new renditions of songs like “My Way’s Cloudy” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”  while illustrating the music’s deep cultural and historical significance. 

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WATCH: Zonya performs her arrangement of "Soon I Will Be Done".

"We are still fighting to 'BE'," says Zonya. "We are still hurting from the residue of oppression that is infused in the fabric of our society . . . We lean on the spirit of our ancestors to direct and guide us. We are able to connect with them through these Negro Spirituals while developing new spirituals in the voice of our generation." Read more about Zonya's inspiration on Always On.

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With additional support from The Connelly Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts

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Photo: Charity De Meer

April 2-May 2, 2021 Conceived and performed by Zonya Love STREAMING
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Spiritual Uprising is free for use in educational settings, connecting past and present through the deep history of this musical tradition.
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Joined by local experts, the creative team takes a fascinating deep-dive into the history and meaning behind the music.
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