Making of the DVD
One of the most exciting aspects of the “sacred journey” to Ghana was the Elmina Castle performance. Sunrise Music Group provided the crew and equipment for this recording project. Some of the challenges encountered by Producer Susan Bowman and Producer/Director Robert Swope included the sound from the crashing ocean waves. We were able to complete the project satisfactorily.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers represent a group of young men and women who attend Fisk University and have made a commitment to continue the rich legacy, which was started in 1871. Financial support is needed in order to continue assisting these students as they prepare for their individual professional goals. The purchase of this CD/DVD combo will help generate funds for the scholarships.
Sacred Journey, the remarkable live CD/DVD combo was recorded and filmed live at the 600 year old West African slave prison known as Elmina Castle in Cape Coast, Ghana in the Summer of 2007. The DVD juxtaposes the enchanting music of the Fisk Jubilee Singers with the haunting images of Elmina Castle.
It is the second release from Sunrise Music Group, a Nashville-based record label with a focus on Gospel, Jazz, and Classical music. Sunrise Music Group was formed in Nashville, Tennessee in May, 2007 as a culmination of the many projects brought to fruition by Sunrise Entertainment. The artist driven label will spotlight the best performers in black gospel music as well as classical and jazz performances. Remaining true to the Sunrise Entertainment trademark of innovative video and audio projects that highlight special events, Sunrise Music Group will produce a combination CD/DVD package for each project. The inaugural projects for Sunrise Music Group include Faith Unscripted: Dr. Bobby Jones, and Sacred Journey, featuring Fisk Jubilee Singers®.