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The presents

THE FIFTH ANNUAL

A BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

Sunday February 23, 2014 The University Chapel 6pm


Principal Director/ Founder: Greg Simms Pianists: Mickel Gordon & Dr. Kathy Brown With choreography by Ricardo McKenzie

Programme Part One

Lift Every Voice for Freedom

Moses Hogan

"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." – Nelson Mandela

"The Negro must be up and Doing if he will bring down the prejudices across the world. We must strike out for ourselves in the course of material achievement and by our own effort and energy present to the world those forces by which the progress of man is judged." – Marcus Garvey

My Lord What a Morning

H. T. Burliegh

Roll Jordan Roll

Stacey V. Gibbs

Ezekiel Saw the Wheel

Moses Hogan

Go Down Moses Soloist: Haniéf Lallo

Lorin F. Wheelwright

Steal Away (For Ayala) Soloists: Alecia Forbes, Dezric Beckford

Hanif Lawrence

Ayala Bennett was a member of the JYC who passed away in 2011. We remember her with this song.


Gonna Lay Down my Burdens Soloists: Monique McIntosh, Bradley Ramhing, Hanif Lawrence

Moses Hogan

Done Made My Vow to the Lord

Marques L. A. Garrett

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel Soloist: Sandrie McKnight

Moses Hogan

I’ve Been Buked Soloist: Kadeem Gray Dancer: Sydne Walcott (Courtesy of The Company Dance Theatre)

Hall Johnson

Wade in the Water Soloists: Hanif Lawrence, Tishauna Campbell

Howard Roberts arr. Carl-Anthony Hines

15 Minute Intermission

Programme Part Two

Nyahbinghi Meditation No1 (Featuring Holy Mt. Zion, Dr. Olive Lewin)

arr. Greg Simms (AV1- 2008)

I had a Vision Soloist: Adaiah Rhoomes

arr. Dr. Kathy Brown

Ise Oluwa Soloist: Sherona Forrester

arr. Dr. Kathy Brown

Our Freedom Song (Lyrics on overleaf)

Noel Dexter


Our Freedom Song Today in sweet Jamaica, A joyful song we raise! We count our many blessings. We lift our voice in praise. For God has brought us thus far And still he holds our hand To lead us to a brighter day, In this our native land. Refrain: We are proud Jamaicans And our past we can’t forget For the pow’r which brought our fathers through Lives strong within us, yet. With shackles they did bind us With whips they brought us pain. With ropes they hanged us high and They bound us with their chains. But truth and justice conquered Right triumphed over wrong So that today we can rejoice And sing our freedom song! Refrain Some bring Jamaica glory, Some bring Jamaica fame. Some bring her great distress That we bow our heads in shame Today we stand before you And pledge with heart and hands Ourselves in loyal gratitude To you our dear home land Refrain


Yuh Took Yuh Lamp

arr. Cedron Walters

Man from Galilee

arr. Greg Simms

Wrong Train Soloist: Ricardo McKenzie

arr. Greg Simms

Freedom Suite

arr. Dr. Kathy Brown

‘Onward to freedom, our gift from Heaven! Let us celebrate!’

A Jamaican Story (An Excerpt)

arr. Dr. Kathy Brown

Soloists: Hanif Lawrence, Stefan Morris, Dezric Beckford, Sherona Forrester

Thanks for your support ! Five years and counting...

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Principal Director / Producer Greg Simms

Musical Director

Musical Director/Band Master

Hanif Lawrence

Katherine Brown Principal Choreographer Ricardo McKenzie

The Choir TISHANA CAMPBELL

Lori Dawes

MONIQUE MCINTOSH

ALECIA FORBES+

Antonia Marsh Tomekha McCarthy

SANDRIE MCKNIGHT *FME +

ADAIAH RHOOMS

Rochelle Braham Kathya Davis SIMONE DAVIS+ KIMONE DAVIS+

SHERONA FORRESTER *FME + KIMONE JOHNSON

David Bailey DEZRIC BECKFORD HANIF LAWRENCE*FME +

ROMANDO CAREY

PETER DAWES ANTHONY GARRICK

Mandella Miller

KADEEM GRAY*FME +

SIGMUND MORGAN*

CEDRON WALTERS

HANIÉF LALLO+

STEFAN MORRIS+

DAVID HAMILTON

DR. RICARDO WHITE*

RICARDO MCKENZIE *FME +

BRADLEY RAMHING+

The Trainees: Lokevia Brown, Brittney Stewart, Brandi Leigh Carnegie, Dahalia Bennett, Anna Kay Forrest, David Christie, Ryan Wilson

On leave: ANNA BLANKSON Brittanie Latore, Carolyn Campbell, CARL-ANTHONY HINES*, Jonhoi Vaughn *FM- Founding Member; FME- Founding Executive Member; +- Executive Member

The Band Katherine Brown (Keyboard) Mickel Gordon (Piano) Caniggia Palmer (Keyboard) Kevan Douglas (Drums) Floor Management: Craig Nicholson & team Special thanks to: The Company Dance Theatre

Programme Design: Hanif Lawrence A.Z. Preston Hall of Residence


Notes


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Ancestor Voices: Lift Every Voice For Freedom