In a split screen, individual singers sing as black and white footage plays beside them. A man is drenched in rain as he walks outside. A man in a face mask places his hand on a window as he looks out. On screen text. Walk On. African American Choral Ensemble. Indiana University.
[ Music ] [ Singing ]
In an illustration of the coronavirus, red triangular spikes protrude from around a grey sphere. Later, a woman carries flowers through a graveyard. Then, an elderly woman sits in a chair and gazes out a window.
Individual singers appear in a montage.
Hiking shoes walk over large stones. Later, a notebook lays open next to a computer keyboard. The notebook reads, "To Do: Write Resume. Apply for jobs". Then, a person sits on the ground holding a cardboard sign reading, "Please help. God bless you".
An older woman pulls the hood of her tattered coat over her head. She pulls the coat tighter around herself. Later, a breeze ruffles her hair. She looks out with a pleading expression.
The woman looks around as she walks across a bridge. A grid appears with a singer in each square.
As the woman continues to walk, the black and white image fills with color. Now, the woman strides across the bridge wearing a suit. Later, a satellite view looks down onto the spiral of a hurricane. A wave crashes over a wall. Then, people fill a street holding up signs reading, "Black lives matter".
Different men and women lift their heads to look up and around. The singers of the ensemble appear in a grid of squares.
A person holds a fist in the air. Later, a child takes an adult's hand. The two walk out onto a field toward a shining sun.
Fade to black. On screen text. African American Choral Ensemble (A A C E). Doctor Raymond Wise, conductor.
[ Music ]
Sopranos. Brittney Adams. Diamond Blevins. Nicole Bovard. Chelsea Brinda. Tiffany Daniel. Cassidy Downs. Maya Harris. McKenzie Jones. Shannon Master. Keslie Pharis. Gabi Rasdall. Yaira Rodriguez. Emma Wilson.
Altos. Alicia Boyd. Peyton Godfrey. Briana Lander. Jaon Lee. Isabella Miles. Shanya Unseld. Tenors. Marcus Blackmon. Laysha Hawkins. William Robison. Youal Solomon. Tislam Swift. Eric Wiggins.
Basses. Marvin Allen. JoaQuinn Griffin. Alonza Lawrence. Eddie Malooley. Nicholas Philbeck. A A C E Administrative Team. Tiffany Daniel, Road Manager. Alonsa Lawrence, Accompanist and Rhythm Coach. Tislam Swift, Vocal Coach. "Walk On". Composed by Raymond Wise. Raise Publishing, BMI.
Instrumental tracks arranged, sequenced, and performed by Frank Cleveland the Third. Vocals recorded and edited at Primary Sounds Studios, Bloomington, Indiana. Jacob Belser, Engineer. Mixed and mastered at Mind Stream Music and Media. Frank Cleveland the Third. Ken Andres.
Video footage and stills captured by Peter Balsom, Deonna Weatherly, Dhayshaneil Booker. Post Production video editing at Too Wise Productions, Ceylon Wise.
Special Thanks. African American Arts Institute Staff. Charles Sykes. Hannah Crane. Johnny Campbell. Jarica Stocker. Neal Marshall Black Culture Center. Gloria Howell. Tim Womock. I U Radio and Television Services. All songs recorded with social distancing.
African American Choral Ensemble. African American Arts Institute. Diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs. Department of African American and African diaspora studies.
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