HARTFORD — Alika Hope and The Ray of Hope Project recently announced the release of their first album, Hope for a Motherless Child, with an album release event at the Noah Webster House
The event is scheduled to begin 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT on May 4.
There will be a brief program at 6:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. All album sales from this event will benefit Families in Crisis; a Connecticut based 501(c) (3) which helps children whose mothers are currently incarcerated.
Produced by Alika Hope and Ira Sakolsky, and featuring the sounds of Ray Morant, John Henry Langley, Dexter Pettaway, Geoff Cox, Lawrence V. White, Jason Apostoleris, Charlie Slaughter and Alika Hope, Hope for a Motherless Child highlights classic renditions of African American spirituals such as “Wade in the Water,” “This Little Light of Mine” and “Ain’t Gonna Study War No More.”
Hope for a Motherless Child also introduces exclusive new arrangements of this historic music incorporating jazz, opera, and even some rap! Special guest appearances by Abraham Lincoln, Soujourner Truth, and William Lloyd Garrison round out the recording. Sure to please listeners of all ages, Hope for a Motherless Child educates while it entertains.
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