"The New Faith" tells an Afrofuturistic story of a future ravaged by climate change. Jake Blount and his cohorts embody a group of African-American refugees to bring ancient spirituals into the here and now. In doing so, their subject matter feels strangely familiar, yet extraordinary in its interpretation. The songs connect a shared past with future community.
The beauty and power from centuries of devastation, heartbreak and loss manifest in Jake Blount's captivating vocals. Traditional songs are juxtaposed with radically reimagined arrangements. Stomping and clapping form the rhythmic base. Layered on top are trance-like fiddling, crunching electric guitars, textu
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