Songs Of Freedom Release

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The much-anticipated Songs Of Freedom will be available January 13, 2017 . It is the companion piece to the 2015 film of the same name that was nominated for 4 Canadian Screen Awards, which documented Brueggergosman’s own journey and connection to her faith, family history, and spirituals; a story of discovery from her Cameroonian ancestry, escape from American slavery and arrival in Canada.  Timing is everything and this couldn’t be a better time to share a collection of songs about emancipation, family, faith and discovery. As Canada approaches its 150th year of confederation, a longing to search for our roots and examine our historical paths seems quite natural. 


Listen to ‘Amazing Grace’ below


Measha explains:

“My exploration of traditional spirituals is a way for me to challenge my classically trained mind. It has helped me to become a better musician. It’s dear to my heart. My ancestors were stolen from Africa and sold into slavery in the United States before finding freedom in Nova Scotia. The spirituals were born out of a time when my people were oppressed and needed to find a way not only to communicate with each other, but also to express themselves. The reason the songs survived so long is because of their immediacy. They have the universality of a mournful yet hopeful existence. They have strength.”  

 

In recognition of Black History Month, dates will take place in February and begin in Measha’s hometown of Fredericton.  

Click on the Schedule tab above for all ticket information

February 7, 2017           Fredericton, NB –  Fredericton Playhouse
February 12, 2017         Toronto, ON –   Harbourfront Centre
February 15, 2017          Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
February 17, 2017          St.Albert, AB – Arden Theatre
February 18, 2017          Banff, AB – The Banff Centre – Eric Harvie Theatre
February 20, 2017           Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
February 21, 2017           Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre

February 24, 2017           Halifax , NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
February 25, 2017           Port Hawksbury, NS – Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre – SAERC Auditorium
February 26, 2017           New Glasgow, NS – New Glasgow Square Theatre