3-time Grammy Award winning The Sounds of Blackness virtual holiday concert……
Written by beachcityradio on December 16, 2020
The Night Before Christmas: In Concert brings Soulful Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa’s Fine Reindeer, and the famous Dancing Chitlins to life with show-stopping, roof-raising music, in styles ranging from R&B and hip hop, to jazz, blues, and gospel, in a contemporary adaptation of the beloved holiday classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Sounds of Blackness holiday favorite hits “Joy of Christmas,” and “Soul Holidays,” are featured, along with arrangements of classic carols like “Silent Night” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”
Featuring 17 vocalists, including Ordway Resident Artist Jamecia Bennett, and the Sounds of Blackness 10-piece band, The Night Before Christmas: In Concert will deliver a concertized version of the program’s music, giving viewers a “front row” feel through close-ups of the performers.
Additionally, at Beach City Radio, we are featuring the excellent latest single known as “Sick and Tired”, the groups incredible ode against social justice that we are seeing in the land. Sounds of Blackness…. new music, and an opportunity to enjoy them virtually live from the Ordway in Minneapolis.
The Three-Time Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness are back with an amazing Anthem for The Movement – “SICK & TIRED”!
Inspired by 400 years of Systemic Injustice, Inequality and Inhumanity that continues today, The Sounds of Blackness Singers & Band express the perpetual pain and rage of Black People, in the words of the Great Fannie Lou Hamer- “I’m Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired!”
Several Sounds of Blackness soloists are featured on this life-changing track, along with the unmistakable voice of Jamecia Bennett, who also Directed the “SICK & TIRED video!
Sounds of Blackness once again have as their Special Guests, HSRA(High School for Recording Arts). The song (written and produced by Music Director Gary Hines), was also recorded at HSRA in St Paul.