My Heart Sings, So My Spirit May Fly: Poetry, Music and Songs of African Americans
My Heart Sings, So My Spirit May Fly is an informative and entertaining presentation that speaks to the heart and soul of African American culture. This performance reaches back to the freedom songs of slavery and carries us forward into the spirited words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other notable African American leaders. While on this cultural voyage, we travel through a landscape of poetry set against a backdrop of musical compositions created by African American songwriters and composers. Strung throughout the performance are “Black Pearls” of wisdom – colorful stories, adages, and anecdotes. Combined these elements make for an interactive journey into the rich tradition of African Americans. This performance encourages audiences of all ages and backgrounds to embrace the power of their own voice, their own story, and their own ability to make “…their heart sing, so their spirit may fly!”
A Benefit Performance for the South Saint Paul Food Shelf of Neighbors, Inc. (www.neighborsmn.org)
Hosted by Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church 2035 Charlton Road / Charlton and Hwy 110 (www.saintannesmn.org)
The concert is free; bring canned goods for the Food Shelf. A free-will offering will be taken.