The Dutchess Antislavery Singers
The Dutchess Antislavery Singers research and perform abolitionist music. Set to hymns and patriotic an popular tunes, these pieces were sung at abolitionist conventions and rallies around the North.
The Singers now have produced a songbook of their own that is available for purchase. click here to order it.
The Singers relay on such sources as
"Liberty Minstrel" (1844) by George W. Clark and
"The Anti-Slavery Harp; A Collection of Songs for Anti-Slavery Meetings" (1848), compiled by William Wells Brown, a fugitive slave.
During the 2013 Spring Semester students at Dutchess Community College made video recordings of the singers performing a few of their favorite songs. These are posted on You-Tube and maybe accessed via the following links (make sure to have your sound on):
|Gone, Sold and Gone|
|America a Parody|
|Get off the tracks|
|I am an Abolitionist|