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The Spirituals Project
Broomfield Auditorium
Broomfield, CO
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The Spirituals Project
The Cultural Affairs Division of the City and County of Broomfield will present The Spirituals Project at the Broomfield Auditorium on October 29, 2011. This program will feature Sankofa: An Ensemble of the Spirituals Project. The Spirituals Project is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and revitalize the music and teachings of the sacred songs know as African American "spirituals", created and first sung by enslaved Africans in America in the 18th and 19th centuries. Spirituals uplift in times of crisis, heal, comfort and inspire, transforming individuals, communities and whole societies.

The Spirituals Project is a consciously multi-racial and multi-generational organization, demonstrating the belief that the spirituals are a gift from African Americans to all people. The organization provides multiple ways for audiences to experience the varying musical traditions of this cultural treasure and the multi-dimensions of the spirituals tradition.

In slavery, the spirituals bolstered the determination of a people to persist, against all odds, in their struggle to be free. They were human beings with a deep connection to their God and to one another, and their songs reflected that reality. These songs still inspire us today, strengthening our resolve to stay strong as we work together to build a just world that welcomes all human beings.

Sankofa is a 30-member vocal ensemble dedicated to sharing the beautiful concertized versions of the African American Spirituals. Sankofa is an African word and symbols meaning "go back and get it" underscoring the importance of applying lessons from the past as we move toward building the future.

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Broomfield Auditorium (View)
3 Community Park Rd.
Broomfield, CO 80020
United States


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Music > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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