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The Sound of Freedom

The Sound of Freedom
In this enriching and interactive performance students will hear songs from many different genres of African-American music as well as narratives that set historical context about how the genres came into existence. The program develops chronologically, starting with Call and Response, then moving to Negro Spirituals, Ragtime, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Motown, Rap, and ending with present day. This dynamic team of singer and pianist will bring the history of American Civil Rights alive and provide your students a deeper understanding of this ongoing journey.  

Artist Background

The North Carolina Theatre Conservatory (NCTC) is the flagship education program of the North Carolina Theatre. In addition to various classes for ages five to adult in acting, dance, and voice, NCTC implements curriculum-based programs in schools through the Stage2School, including Theatre4Change and The Sound of Freedom. Theatre4Change partners with the Raleigh Police Department, Boys and Girls Clubs, Passage Home, and the LINKS program.  Theatre4Change was named the 2015 Partner of the Year from Amazing Grace Etiquette for work with at-risk youth. Stage2School was awarded the 2016 Leadership Triangle Goodman Award. Since 2013, Stage2School has conducted over 1,500 workshops and reached over 35,000 through local area workshops. The Sound of Freedom uses a professional pianist and vocalist to conduct the assembly style program.

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