The song “Chant Their Names” is a cry for change in a system that has failed the Black community repeatedly. The lyrics beg for police accountability as singer-songwriter Jah’Mila implores us to keep the memory of these victims alive by chanting their names out loud.
“Chant Their Names” by Jah’Mila
arr. Aaron Davis
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Principal Youth Conductor and Creative Partner
Kristine Kovacevic, supporting vocals
Owen O’Sound Lee, supporting vocals
Alec Firth, bass guitar
Tedmund ‘Teddy’ Skiffington, drums
Charlie Benoit, guitar
with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra
Explore the evolution of Jamaica’s most famous export with the concert Reggae Roots, featuring Jah’Mila and the NAC Orchestra, on February 23-25, 2023
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