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Listen to the Lambs
Immerse yourself in the musical history of R. Nathaniel Dett, and the foundation of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale.
An Indigo Christmas - Live!
The word indigo calls to mind many things: colour, spirituality, mood, reverence, blues, soul, synthesis, unity, invocation, and ritual, to name a few, and we can each add something from our own experience to that list. Designated as one of the seven prismatic or primary colours, indigo has a unique harmonic vibration and energy that seems fitting to surround a concert of Christmas music with a distinct Afrocentric vibe.
Join The Nathaniel Dett Chorale as they tell the age-old story of expectation, hope, redemption and freedom wrapped up in the promise of a newborn child. An Indigo Christmas – Live offers arrangements of carols spirituals and songs, some with an African shout, a Caribbean twist, a Jazz treatment, or a Gospel blast of hope and joy. African percussionists Kwanza, Kenneth and Nation as well as the Joe Sealy Trio and blues diva Jackie Richardson combine their talents to help us create an overarching mood of festivity. I trust that you will enjoy this exciting variety of seasonal music drawn from a cross section of African heritage traditions as you celebrate with us An Indigo Christmas.
An Indigo Christmas LIVE! (DVD) – The Nathaniel Dett Chorale in Concert
Photographed on film, bridged by interview and shot on location at the Church of St. George the Martyr in the heart of Toronto, An Indigo Christmas captures the spirit of the season for viewers of all cultural backgrounds.
Carry Me Home – The Story & Music of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale
Through interviews with such luminaries as jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, the late conductor and composer Moses Hogan, Grammy-winning musicologist, Rob Bowman, and Canadian singer Mary Lou Fallis, the film provides insight on Dett’s path-breaking compositions and his influence on black music in North America.
Don’t miss the Chorale in performance!