Speak Up! playlist for 06/19/2020

Artist Title Album Label Link
Nina Simone I wish I Knew How it Feels to Be Free
Rekon What is Juneteenth
Billie Holliday Strange Fruit
Sam Cooke A Change is Gonna Come
Gil Scott Heron The Revolution will not be televised The Revolution Begins
The Last Poets Understand what Black Is
Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions People Get Ready
JB The First Lady Still Here
Virtual Choir/Orchestra You’ll Never Walk Alone
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Sharing the significance of Juneteenth for Black People in the United States, and–those in Canada too.

Weaving musical selections that connect protests of Black, Indigenous, Other People of color and their allies, the expectations for change, the short-lived celebrations of the appearance of change and wrap up with music that declares that all disenfranchised people -we are Still Here and in Uniting for Good, We are Never Walking Alone. 

(With excerpts from interviews and round table discussions I recorded over past 2 weeks during the ongoing inter-generational, global protests over racism, injustice and police brutality.)

  • Posted on: 19 June 2020
  • By: cjsfpa