Who We Are
Arch Angel Productions wants to present/give context to 20th and 21st century arrangements of African-American spirituals for a wide & diverse public, and to encourage engagement with these spirituals as consumers, performers, students, and educators.
Because of its association first with the horrors and humiliation of slavery, then later with the elitism and formality of classical music, the African-American spiritual has been relegated to an “outsider” status in popular American culture. This is in total contradiction to the genre’s creation, evolution & relevance to America’s current state of affairs. When presented in a format consonant with its’ actual history, the spiritual is a powerful lens and entry point looking both backwards and forward into the historical black experience.
Mission & Vision Statement
Arch Angel Productions looks to put the African-American spiritual at the forefront of the public discussion about race and race relations as it pertains to our collective moral & spiritual enhancement via the universal message embedded in all artistic experiences.
Through concerts, residences, seminars, in-person and online performances, Arch Angel Productions is looking to foster active engagement with our spirituals through working with schools, universities, churches, & art societies.
To increase public awareness & ownership of the African-American spirituals, folk material, and art work that constitute the performance repertoire in the 20th and 21st century.
We look forward to working on your next project. Send us an email today.