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Crystal Monee Hall Releases “A Beautiful Noise” Reimagined For Change

Crytsal Monee Hall

Asking the question “Can you hear us?,” Crystal Monee Hall releases a video of her soul-stirring gospel arrangement of “A Beautiful Noise,” originally written by Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile.

Hall has gathered some of her fellow songstresses and artists to use their voices and join the fight to flip the Senate in January with this musical reminder that we ALL have a voice/vote and they matter.

“I wrote this arrangement in celebration and support of the women, Stacey Abrams included,” says Hall, “…who are on the front lines of the fight for democracy and justice in Georgia.” The activated artist Hall continued, “…And if enough of us gather our voices and sing in unison, we will make change. This is about using your voice, and being heard. Standing up and being counted.”

Here are the heavy-hitting supporting vocalists you may recognize and love on this project:  Allyson Kaye Daniel, Adee David, Rosharra Francis, Angela Grovey, Celisse Henderson, Amber Iman, Anastacia McCleskey, Kristina Nicole Miller, Rashidra Scott, Tasha Michelle Smith, Anastasia Talley, and Rebecca Covington-Webber. With music by the incomparable Michael O. Mitchell and Joe Bagale.

Watch the video below & be activated!

Director: Angela Grovey  Editor: Nate Wind  Sound Mixer: Germono Toussaint  Piano, Organ, Bass:  Michael O. Mitchell  Drums: Joe Bagale

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Drew Shade (Actor/Producer) is a theatre enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, a digital platform designed to shed light on the beauty, brilliance, and talent that is Black Broadway. He is the creator and co-host of the Off-Book Podcast which features the incredible talent of Black people in the Broadway community from playwrights, to performers, to stage managers, and more. He is also the Creator and Executive Producer for The Antonyo Awards, an awards show that specifically drew attention to awarding honors to Black theatre artists across the Broadway community. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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