Kim & Reggie Harris

Let My People Go!

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There are plenty of connections between the Jewish and African-American people. Both have been oppressed and enslaved during history, and many Jews were involved in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. This album is as much a celebration of that time as it is a political statement of solidarity in song, cantorial chant, and spoken word reminiscences. At times quite extraordinarily lovely, as on "Venomar Lefanav (Let Us Sing a New Song)," with its klezmer overtones, or "I Have a Million Nightingales," it can also turn deeply spiritual, as on "In the Mississippi River." It's definitely not a background disc, but one that comes back time after time, showing different facets with each track, all coming together to paint a picture. In its own small way it's glorious, if low-key, the type of record that brings a glow of satisfaction (as is the case with everything Kim & Reggie Harris do).

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:11
2 2:13
3
1:32
4 4:03
5
1:06
6 5:02
7 4:05
8
7:07
9 3:11
10 3:24
11 4:46
12
6:09
13 4:24
14 5:06
15 2:18
16 3:14
17 5:35
18
4:42
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