|A wonderful collection of the beauty and the diversity of American music you will find on "Yes We Can:Voices Of A Grassroots Movement". The nineteen tracks on this album are a document of a historic change in the history of the United States Of America. On the fourth of november 2008 the American people choose Barack Obama as their president. A black president for the first time in American history.
Barack Obama became president with the support from the grassroots movement of America. Obama spoke of Change during his campaign and convinced many people that they can bring the change with the frase "Yes We Can". The album "Yes We Can:Voices Of A Grassroots Movement" is a musical resonance of the change.
The artist you will find on voices of a grassroots movement are:Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Dave Stewart, Shontelle, Los Lonely Boys, John Legend, BeBe Winans, Suai, Jill Scott, Ozomatli, Jackson Brwone, Sheryl Crow, Malik Yusef with Kanye West and Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Yolanda Adams, Keb'Mo', Ken Stacey and Buddy Miller. A fine selection of musicians each with their own style.
Blues music from the cotton fields meets with hip hop. Country and western music meets with rock and roll. You will also hear gospel, r&b, latin, and of course sweet soul music. The songs inspire the world to unite. They speak about love and hope. On several songs you will hear fragments of Obama speeches and on the song from BeBe Winans you will fragments from the famous Dr.Martin Luther King speech in Washington DC. It is so great to hear John Legend sing the U2 song "Pride In The Name Of Love". The influence from the Curtis Mayfield song "People Get Ready" you will find in John Mayer's contribution entitled "Waiting On The World To Change". You will be glad to hear the fresh and new voice from Suai in "Am I All Alone" who is signed by motown. Sheryl Crow will make you feel happy in "Out Of Our Heads", while Ken Stacey is making Americans feel proud in the moving ballad "America".The Black history of America is fabulously covered by BeBe Winans in "I Have A Dream". Keb'Mo' demonstrates the power of the blues in "America The Beautiful". The album "Yes We Can:Voices Of A Grassroots Movement" is music for people who care about people.(TA)
Stand Out Tracks: Eternity, Waiting On The World To Change, American Prayer, Pride In The Name Of Love, I Have A Dream, Am I All Alone, One Is The Magic #, Out Of Our Heads, Hold On, America The Beautiful, America, Wide River To Cross