"Singing the Lord's Songs in a Strange Land and Times: A Black History and Lenten Commemoration" with Nedelka Prescod

Event time: 
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Admission: 
Free; no tickets or registration
Location: 
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ ), Marquand Chapel See map
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

“Singing the Lord’s Songs in a Strange Land and Times: A Black History and Lenten Commemoration” explores one of many musical journeys of a people stolen from their land, and who find themselves holding to their faith when seemingly all has been taken. More specifically, the history of Black Disaporic people in North America seems to be a perpetual Lenten season of penitence, abstaining and preparing for a hard won victory. All the while the power of their melodic expressions continues to carry their history, their humble long suffering, their hopes and their hallelujahs. Musicians also participating in the concert includes: Anthony Goodwin (guitar), Deah Harriott (Hammond organ), Kadar Prescod-Echols (bass), Ryan Sands (drums), Kevin Sibley (piano).

About the visionary and curator of the concert; YBS student, Minister Nedelka F. Prescod is a seasoned multi-genre vocalist, a multi-expressive musician, and a teacher, speaker/preacher and consultant. Currently an Andover Newton at Yale Divinity School student, Min. Prescod’s work fuses music with a desire to develop and edify community through collaborative music-making and creative practices with a heart for social justice and celebrating personal stories. Min. Prescod is the visionary of “The Un-Silenced Voice” project, an endeavor that seeks to uncover and/or empower feminine and silenced voices (actual, artistic and communal) retracted by trauma. Min Prescod is also working on “Black & Panamañian”, an episodic video-series that pays homage to her Caribbean rooted Central American heritage and culture.

Open to: 
General Public