Rock Soup at RK Park

Monthly for the New Moon

Parent Page : All Events

Arts Events in Jamaica Queens NYC

We celebrate the new moon with an expressive art event based on the culture & celebrations of the African diaspora and of the American continents.

2 drummers and a trumpet player on a park bench in Jamaica Queens

3 is a power in arts events

Three percussion players on a park bench in Jamaica Queens

August 2020 New Moon Event

The Event Script

Set: Black Anthem

  • Life Every Voice and Sing --> Lyrics below

Set: Back to Nature with Macaco --> Lyrics

  • Perfect Offering

  • Step by Step

  • Light is Returning

  • Earth My Body

Set G.L.I.V.E

  • Senta

  • Ashe' Fela

  • Yankadi

Set: Reggae --> Lyrics

Set: Hip Hop

Set: Samba

Photo's by @jc.jcaceres111

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift ev'ry voice and sing
'Til earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list'ning skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on 'til victory is won

Stony the road we trod
Bitter the chastening rod
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died
Yet with a steady beat
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered

Out from the gloomy past
'Til now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast

God of our weary years
God of our silent tears
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light
Keep us forever in the path, we pray

Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee

Shadowed beneath Thy hand
May we forever stand
True to our God
True to our native land

Songwriters: J. Rosamond Johnson / James Johnson

Source: LyricFind

Lift Every Voice and Sing lyrics © Carlin America Inc

Wikipedia Page


WSSU Choir - Lift Every Voice and Sing - arr. Roland M. Carter