Lift Every Voice and Sing!

Gas prices are sky-high, political crap is ruling the airwaves, and unemployment rates are at a point where Ph.D.s are applying for jobs at Mickey D’s. Although your first instinct might be to reach for the nearest bottle of liquor, you probably can’t afford it — so drown your sorrows in an evening of music at The Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Friday night at 7, singer, songwriter, and music historian Rod MacDonald will lead you and your fellow commiserators in a collection of tunes about protest and freedom in an evening called Free to Sing Out Loud.

The legendary design museum located in the heart of SoBe will be full of the sound of music, but not the hip-hop and electronica that will fill the streets once the clock strikes midnight. This is the soundtrack to years of American struggle and the melodies that helped people from the past fight through social injustice, civil rights violations, and everything else The Man throws on our backs. The vocal liberation is free.
Fri., Sept. 19, 2008

 
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