A stunning performance documentary with internationally acclaimed artists tells the Hyers’ story in word and song with a hip-hop narrator who interprets its meaning for our day.
Please note: Phone ordering is disabled. See ordering options below In the perilous 1870’s and 80’s, when night riders and lynching terrorized black people and blackface minstrels ridiculed them across the land, The Hyers Sisters (popular, black, touring-opera prodigies) stood up to become Voices for Freedom. They fought the minstrels’ ridicule with charming works that revealed the depth and dignity of African Americans. These became the first American musicals and the first works to use integrated casting in American Music theater.
Internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano Tichina Vaughn, hip-hop poet WolfHawkJaguar, filmmaker/performer Susheel Bibbs, baritones Omari Tau and Robert Sims, tenor-pianist Othello Jefferson, pianist Jacqui Hairston, master drummer Pope Flyne, sopranos Hope Briggs and Shawnette Sulker, and other artists with commentators: Susan Anderson, Rick Moss, Thomas Riis, Halifu Osumare, Robert Sims, and others.
International Opera Star Denyce Graves-Montgomery
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- ORDER HERE, on Amazon.com, or by mail: Checks to DKC, c/o 123 Mint Leaf Way, Sacramento, CA 95838 ($15 per DVD plus $5 per order of up to 5 DVDs)
- VOICES FOR FREEDOM won the Grand Festival Award in the 26th Berkeley Video & Film Festival and a Hollywood Documentary Festival Award Nov., 2017
- See VOICES FOR FREEDOM April 25, 7pm in the Sacramento Int’l Film Festival: on The Delta King riverboat on the Old Town dock. Tickets at http://californiafilm.net/events/cinesoul-2018
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