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Power to the People! playlist by Alexsandra Mitchell of CAAM

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"This playlist is a love letter to Black people. For in love, we find our power. Each selection is a celebration of our joy, our resiliency, our power, and our triumph. The selections highlight the beauty, love, and grace that carry us through and hold us in moments of doubt. Each song speaks to a part of our experience throughout the African Diaspora and adds a backdrop to the work we do as we strive for freedom and the ultimate power to our people through liberation."

—Alexsandra Mitchell

About the Power to the People! festival:
In March 2020, as the pandemic closed concert halls across the world, the Los Angeles Philharmonic was forced to cut short the original run of this festival. In the spring of 2022, Power to the People! returns, bringing with it many of the most-anticipated artists and thought leaders from the festival’s first incarnation, as well as brand-new programs and commissions that speak truth to our moment. See concerts.

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