From a workshop designed by Dr. Barnwell and co-leader George Brandon, these teaching tapes grow from a conviction that African American music has been a vehicle for survival in a hostile environment as well as for humanizing that environment. It teaches calls and chants, spirituals, ring shouts, hymns, jubilees, gospels, songs of the Civil Rights movement and contemporary songs of struggle. And it aims to build community through the music it spreads. Dr. Barnwell welcomes everyone to participate in her workshops. (Track listings only from CD1 of 4 CD collection).