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).
Visionary and curator of the concert, Minister Nedelka F. Prescod is a seasoned multi-genre vocalist, a multi-expressive musician, and a teacher, speaker/preacher and consultant. Currently a student at Andover Newton at Yale Divinity School, her 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. She 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. Minister Prescod is also working on Black & Panamañian, an episodic video series that pays homage to her Caribbean and Central American heritage and culture.