Oh Freedom Concert In-Person
Oh Freedom! is a special concert highlighting the role of music in African American culture, as performed by members of the Kentucky Opera. An inspirational demonstration of the ability of music to preserve and share history, the program begins with music from West Africa, travels through time to include coded spiritual songs sung by enslaved people, and ends with music that inspired the Civil Rights Movement. The title Oh Freedom! is inspired by the spiritual of the same name and was a favorite among Civil Rights activists. Admission is free, but registration is required.
Oh Freedom! is the first program in Songs and Stories of Freedom, a year-long series of programs interpreting the Underground Railroad and African American history through the power of the arts, including opera, acting, illustration, and literature. Stay tuned for more events in 2019. Songs and Stories of Freedom is made possible in part by a grant from the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County.