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Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace

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Black History Month – Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace – The Power of Jazz

Triptych:Prayer/Protest/Peace is a powerful duo with Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln. The song has no words yet the message is clear and shows just how powerful music can be in expressing and conveying the emotions of even the heaviest and heart breaking experiences. How does a person deal with not only the oppression and racism dealt to them in their own life, but the oppression of their ancestors going back hundreds of years? How does an artist capture that in their music? Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln are two masters of Jazz and self expression and show us. It’s powerful, heartbreaking and beautiful. It’s Art.

Originally from Max Roach’s 1960 album ‘We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite’.

Video Information: Baden-Baden (Germany), 1964 Abbey Lincoln – Vocals; Max Roach - Drums

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