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American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom

John Daversa Big Band, DACA Artists

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1
Salvador
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
1:32
2
Living in America
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
5:52
3
Saba
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
1:41
4
Don't Fence Me In
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
4:43
5
Caliph
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
1:35
6
Immigrant Song
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
3:17
7
Daisy
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
1:07
8
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos / feat. DACA Artists)
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
4:49
9
Denzel
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
1:25
10
Stars and Stripes Forever
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
4:29
11
Alicia
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
1:16
12
America (West Side Story / feat. DACA Artists)
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
1:29
13
Juan Carlos
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
1:21
14
America the Beautiful
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
4:39
15
Maria
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
0:54
16
All is One
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
8:40
17
Edson
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
1:33
18
Red, White, and Remixed
John Daversa Big Band; DACA Artists
3:27
Total Playing Time    53:49
Grammy Award – Best Improvised Jazz Solo, 2018 – Don't Fence Me In (John Daversa, soloist)
Grammy Award – Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, 2018, Stars and Stripes Forever, (John Daversa, arranger)
Grammy Award nomination – Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, 2018

American Dreamers: Voice of Hope, Music of Freedom, spearheaded by multi-Grammy-nominee John Daversa and his Big Band, is a deeply personal, emotional, and timely project. It’s a musical cri de coeur that gives voice to young undocumented people known as “Dreamers” who, through no fault of their own, were brought to this country as children. They grew up here and were instilled with American culture and values.

There are approximately 800,000 DACA recipients, and 90 percent of them are in school or have a job.

Many of them are also musicians, who have come together to create this production, which has received bipartisan support from both Democratic and Republican Senators.

Jazz is perhaps the greatest, intrinsically American art form and one of America's most important cultural exports. Jazz has been the music of freedom and protest, so it is eminently fitting as a vehicle for Dreamers to express their predicament. Putting aside the politics and partisanship of the current debate, all of us can enjoy the songs of our nation. Perhaps this album can inspire us to focus more on what unites rather than divides us.

"Music has always been tied to the fight for justice. During the Civil Rights Movement, Nina Simone and John Coltrane performed what became anthems for freedom. American Dreamers continues this tradition of using music to send an important message: Dreamers are Americans. You will hear these young Americans performing jazz at the highest level, speaking about their hopes, and affirming their love of the country they call home.”
- U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris
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