African American Spiritual Music Tradition, a Family Affair: Odessa Settles at TEDxNashville

30/04/2012 10:54:20

We are Seven Brothers and One Sister, a family of siblings preserving and passing down the music tradition and heritage of our father -- Walter Settles - a former member of the Fairfield Four. The music tradition which has survived over 400 years was born out of the institution of slavery where there was despair and shattered dreams and continues to speak loudly of hope and wholeness in modern times.

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Roxanne Duplisea

Love hearing the history of your family and how important music is! Gracie loved it when you sang to her during our visits in clinic. I remember you would sing Henry the VII! We love you and all you represent!

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