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New Single: Meklit Joins Kronos for “The President Sang Amazing Grace”

“The President Sang Amazing Grace,” the third single off Kronos Quartet’s forthcoming album, Long Time Passing, is out today. Featuring Meklit on vocals, this Zoe Mulford original plumbs a time of American trauma by entering into a singular, defining act: President Obama, standing in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, moved to lay bare his singing voice for the whole world to hear.

“’The President Sang Amazing Grace’ could not exist but for the life’s work of Pete Seeger,” David Harrington writes. “If he were here today, he would be singing this song, voicing something we all hoped to express if only we knew how.”

 

 
The album’s first two singles, “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” and “Which Side Are You On?,” are also available to stream on Soundcloud >
 
Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger will be released October 9 by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings on all major streaming services and via 2xLP, CD, and digital download. Pre-order and pre-save Long Time Passing >
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