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.
Phone ordering is disabled. Order here, or 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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- VOICES FOR FREEDOM won the Grand Festival Award: 26th Berkeley Video & Film Festival!
- VOICES FOR FREEDOM on KVIE, Viewfinder: Nov. 15 at 7, Nov 17 at 4, and Nov 19 at 6:30pm PST
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