Making Change Fall 2007, Volume 8, Number 2

by Toy Eldridge

Sounds of Blackness and IDVAAC partner on ‘She is Love’



ounds of Blackness’ new album titled Kings & Queens: Message Music from the Movement is now available exclusively at Best Buy. A song on the new CD titled “She is Love” is the result of a partnership with IDVAAC and is dedicated to ending domestic violence in the African- American community. A clip from the song is on IDVAAC’s web site:

Sounds of Blackness is a Grammy-award winning choral group from the Twin Cities. Director Gary Hines explains, “We dedicated this song because the concept of Kings and Queens is about self-respect and motivation, and at the core of self-respect is respect for women.” See for more information.

Hines hopes, “The CD will have a positive impact on as many lives as possible, and specifically with the issues of self-respect on the street, with youth, and in the areas of domestic violence. We are expressing the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. to address the issues of self-respect and domestic violence.”

Sounds of Blackness and IDVAAC collaborated to get the new CD placed in stores. According to Hines, it has been a phenomenal and impact-oriented relationship, as IDVAAC was a key component for the collaboration between the Sounds of Blackness and Best Buy.



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