Dr. Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock conducted more than 200 community voices during a Power of Song workshop in Rollins Chapel. Under Barnwell's graceful instruction, the diverse group of strangers (many who were not trained singers) joined together to raise their voices and make a truly joyful noise. The workshop included a number of Civil Rights-era songs and spirituals aimed to create a sense of community through song. "I like to think of music as coalition-building," said Barnwell. "When we raise our voices with other people the result is greater than the sum of its parts."
Photos by Kawakahi Amina '09