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Marian Anderson (detail), ca. 1945, by William H. Johnson (American, 1901-1972). Oil on paperboard, 35 5/8 x 28 7/8 inches. Image courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Now Let me Fly: Songs of Freedom and Transformation

March 31, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art


Join us for this exciting collaboration between the Gibbes Museum of Art and New Muse. Music has been a universal expression of protest and powerful agent of change. Here, it gives voice to the heroic figures portrayed by William H. Johnson in the exhibit, Fighters for Freedom. Listen for hidden messages in songs from the Underground Railroad, hear new songs of freedom and transformation, and lift your own voice in call and response with Alva Anderson, voice, and LaToya Reneá, voice, percussion, guitar + piano. This concert is part of the Muse/Art: New Muse Concerts @the Gibbes.

John Coltrane – Song of the Underground Railroad

Alva Anderson – Lord Take My Hand

Traditional – Follow the Drinking Gourd

Traditional – Now Let Me Fly

Traditional – Wade in the Water

Micki Grant – I Gotta Keep Movin’

$30 Members | $40 Non-Members | $15 Students/Faculty with Valid ID

*A 3% credit card fee will apply