The oppressed slaves of the New World expressed their feelings, misery and faith in music. The African rhythms of their homeland, the pitiful conditions in which they barely survived, the hope they found in their Christian faith: all these elements together became the breeding ground of the Negro Spiritual.
The simple but intense a cappella songs that were born in the American cotton fields would later play an important political role by giving voice to the civil rights struggle. This fabulous music has since produced countless great classics, which the Flemish Radio Choir performs with the British gospel specialist Ken Burton.
O Happy Day
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (arr. Ken Burton)
Dark Water (arr. Will James)
Nobody Knows (arr. Ken Burton)
Swing Low (arr. Ken Burton )
When the Saints
We Shall Walk Through the Valley ofPeace
Walk With Me (arr. Ken Burton)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Roll Jordan roll
Down by the Riverside (arr. Ken Burton)
Let My People Go (arr Ken Burton)
Oh What a Beautiful City
The Gospel Train (arr. Ken burton)