First Listen: R&B ballad inspires during a tragic Tulsa commemoration

(May 24, 2021) Much has been written about the Tulsa Race Massacre, a sad day in American history, the 100th anniversary of which is being commemorated in 2021. And as part of this commemoration is the upcoming multi-artist, multi-genre project, 1921...The Black Wall Street Music ProjectThe project, first envisioned three years ago, recently kicked into high gear, with local artists joining the mission to bring a spotlight to the music and messages of the descendants of the Greenwood community.

(May 24, 2021) Much has been written about the Tulsa Race Massacre, a sad day in American history, the 100th anniversary of which is being commemorated in 2021. And as part of this commemoration is the upcoming multi-artist, multi-genre project, 1921...The Black Wall Street Music ProjectThe project, first envisioned three years ago, recently kicked into high gear, with local artists joining the mission to bring a spotlight to the music and messages of the descendants of the Greenwood community.

Two singles are being previewed (available on Friday, May 28) to highlight both the violent history as well as the inspiration to be gained by witnessing the spirit of a thriving black community in the time of a segregated America, "Kerosene" and our newest First Listen, "The Sun Will Rise Again”by Doc Shaw ft. Lester Shaw and Retsel Shaw.

Doc Shaw wrote "The Sun Will Rise Again" back in 1984 but recently recorded it, tapping his sons to breathe new life into an inspirational lyric about life after a metaphorical rain through the lens of love. Seeking a higher vibration, Lester, who gained his world class polish touring with Nile Rogers and Chic, sings "love is strong enough to conquer, let it shine for me and you..." In the context of the Race Massacre Centennial, it becomes a song of reconciliation for a city that is still healing after decades of hiding from the truth.

This is a beautiful song of inspiration, even as it looks back at a tragic event. Listen to “The Sun Will Rise Again” below, and be sure to check out the full 1921...The Black Wall Street Music Project.

Doc Shaw feat. Lester Shaw and Retsel Shaw
"The Sun Will Rise Again"

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