Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A spiritual calling

Songwriter, and label owner (Waterbug) Andrew Calhoun stopped by the show and talked about the fascinating project he's currently pursuing. After his mother's death in 2006, Andrew began reflecting on one of her favorite songs, All God's Chil'n Got Wings a spiritual, and he began to wonder about its origin.

This led to a journey in pursuit of African-American spirituals and their roots in West African religions, American Christianity, and slave life.

Calhoun has arranged some of the songs, and plans to record several of them for his next recording.

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