America Will Be speaks to issues that have been quieted in our attempt to portray the United States as a beacon of opportunity.
America Will Be was created in the midst of the global pandemic of 2020. As many people began a new way of life sequestered in their homes, attention and awareness of our surroundings became heightened. For many, some of the issues around inequality and injustice in the United States were placed in a global spotlight. As the world paused, we were forced to reconsider the America that we had been taught and look at the America we have been for too many. Black Lives Matter, the criminal justice system, immigration, climate change, LGBTQ rights, mental health were some of the many topics that rose to a new consciousness.
The music on America Will Be looks to speak directly to the injustices that have yet to be labeled. As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” America Will Be speaks to issues that have been quieted in our attempt to portray the United States as a beacon of opportunity. In styles as diverse as the topics, this music brings voice to the most vulnerable – to lift them up, to reflect on the reality of our society, and to sing about peace and unity. Through our song, we look toward a more perfect union for ourselves and future generations.
Conductor: Alexander Lloyd Blake
Vocalists: Tehillah Alphonso, Saunder Choi, Adam Faruqi, Gregory Fletcher, Katharina Haberl, Jyvonne Haskin, Todd Honeycutt, Jarrett Johnson, Jen Haydn Jones, Aaron Jung, Gaayatri Kaundinya, Arie Lugo, Vera Lugo, David Morales, Gracie Laboy, Ben Lin, Ian Gabriel Luna, Sara Mann, Tonoccus McClain, Caroline McKenzie, Amanda Mello, Michael Miersma, Anthony Moreno, Molly Pease, Hannah Penzner, Meredith Pyle, Edmond Rodriguez, Christopher Roney, Malek Sammour, Jaquain Sloan, Valerie Tambaoan, Becca Tomasko, Chloe Vaught, Greg Whipple
Instrumentalists: Mia Barcia-Colombo, Caitlin Edwards, Drew Forde, Theo Lee, Aiko Richter, Shawn Kirchner
Produced by: Alexander Lloyd Blake, Jett Galindo, Joseph Trapanese
Engineered by: Jett Galindo, Joseph Trapanese. (Track 12: Ryan Jones, Jett Galindo, Joseph Trapanese)
Mastering Engineer: Jett Galindo
Artwork: Nicole Vettraino
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