The New Faith

  • Type: Music
  • By: Jake Blount
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Rock
  • Recommended by: Molly M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 093074024720
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Afro-futurist folk music that brings together past, present, and future!

Jake Blount has long been a crucial voice in the traditional and folk music scene by addressing issues of racism and homophobia in the genre's present and past. With his latest record produced by Smithsonian Folkways, Blount weaves Black spirituals into a compelling narrative about climate change, racism, xenophobia, and displacement. Though the album is conceptually placed in the future, it echoes of current issues. Recommended tracks include: "Didn't It Rain", "City Called Heaven", and "Once There Was No Sun".