From Nashville to Northfield: the Journey of an African-American Spiritual

The voices of an all-black ensemble were on a mission to save their school, and in the process pave the way for much of what Cantus sings, and for much of what many of us have come to love about American folk music.

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Boating Through Marriage, with Depression

Literal water makes an appearance this week with “The Water is Wide.” Did you just start humming the tune upon hearing the title? Probably. It’s a favored folk classic that has traveled the world for over a hundred years.

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Don’t be Afraid, Even Though I’m NOT Your Fairy God-Mother

I hear you saying something that terrifies me
But I want to go, I want to go
I want to go where you lead me

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