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documentary Wade in the Water: The Powerful song born from slavery God's Greatest Hits (III/XI)

God's Greatest Hits (III/XI)

Wade in the Water: The Powerful song born from slavery God's Greatest Hits (III/XI)

About

The mythic North American Negro spiritual Wade in the Water originated as a call to brotherhood and liberation among enslaved individuals. It is performed here by the Singers, Sweet Honey and Dione Taylor.

God's Greatest Hits is a Canadian documentary series that explores the history of some of the best-known spirituals in the world. From Christian hymns to gospel songs, each episode presents information from historical archives and features interviews with music critics, musicians and scholars.

Photo: Dione Taylor

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Jason Charters
    • Liam Romalis
  • Production date: 2012
  • Duration: 21 min
  • Production: © Riddle Films GGH Inc.
  • Available version(s): EN
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