“I Go On Singing” Is A Live Stage Show About The Life of Paul Robeson
Once in a lifetime a human being comes along who stands head and shoulders above the rest. Paul Robeson was such a man.
An all-American athlete, scholar, international recording artist and star of the stage and screen, in his day, Robeson was the best-known African American entertainer in the world… and his life was a courageous example of integrity and discipline in the service of peace.
The story of this American hero who struggled and triumphed comes alive in a rousing 90-minute song-filled multi-media presentation, "I Go On Singing," Paul Robeson’s Life In His Words and Songs, performed by the gifted American baritone and international ambassador of peace, Anthony Brown.
Accompanied by a pianist, narrator and archival video, Brown reveals Robeson as a towering figure in American history and a champion for peace and human rights for much of the 20th Century.
Told in Robeson’s own words using many first-hand accounts from his autobiography, "Here I Stand," the show traces his humble beginnings as a preacher’s son in Princeton, NJ, to his international celebrity as one of the best-known entertainers in the world.
"I Go On Singing" brings music and history alive with equal parts documentary and live concert experience. Musical numbers range from Spirituals to Broadway.
In addition, Robeson’s musical colleague, the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, makes three video appearances discussing his friendship with Robeson and the turbulent times in which they lived.
And in turn, Anthony Brown sings a folk classic that Seeger made famous. It sums up how he and Robeson fought for workers rights around the world.
"I Go On Singing" has been specially created for performing arts centers and universities, anywhere that courage is honored in a human life and spirits can be lifted up by song.
For more information and booking "I Go On Singing," Paul Robeson’s Life In His Words and Songs contact Barbara Duff at 303-960-7222 or email@example.com