Today we share “Ella’s Song,” a powerful video and recording from Resistance Revival Chorus in honor of Juneteenth and celebrating Ella Baker. The RRC will donate 100% of the proceeds from “Ella’s Song” for the year to the Movement For Black Lives. Watch the video and download the song here.
The lineage of this song follows the great tradition of civil rights music to honor heritage, embrace new voices, and respond to truth as a collective. This version is a descendant of the words of Ella Baker, which inspired the composition by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, performed by internationally lauded a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. Produced by Tiffany Gouché, under the direction of Resistance Revival Chorus Musical Director Abena Koomson-Davis, this arrangement originates from the recording created by Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely in celebration of the historic 2017 Women’s March, with added vocal harmonies arranged and taught by Sound (Julie) Brown.
Right now, “Ella’s Song” is available from Bandcamp (which is donating their cut of sales today to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund) and the Righteous Babe Store. The recording will be available on all digital music services on July 2nd through Righteous Babe Records.