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Lifeline Quartet: Underground Railroad spirituals

  • 950 Strings Road, Steamboat Springs, CO
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    Celebrate a critical part of America’s musical heritage with Underground Railroad spirituals
    Michelle Mayne-Graves and her Lifeline Quartet perform spirituals from the Civil War era and before, celebrating “code songs” written as reminders and guides for the Underground Railroad. These spirituals include hidden messages about maps, navigational strategies, and timing for slaves to escape toward freedom in the Northern States and Canada. It is marvelous and perhaps miraculous to witness the magnificent music created by an oppressed people during and despite incredible suffering.

    In addition to directing choirs, performing spirituals, and helping to coordinate and lead singing groups for veterans, Michelle is a team supervisor and RN case manager for Housing Homeless Veterans at the Veteran’s Administration in Los Angeles.

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