Feel the music, Change the world
The Ray of Hope Project was founded by Alika Hope and Ray Morant in 2013. ROH includes 12 musicians and other performers, with the original goal of using African-American spirituals and the readings of 19th century abolitionists to teach history and encourage dialogue around race in America. ROH now also incorporates the music and lyrics of 20th/21st century songs as a way of creating conversations around current issues of global social justice. Engagements with schools, libraries, and museums throughout the United States have allowed ROH to collaborate with over 12,000 people. Hope for a Motherless Child, our first album, was released in 2016, and won a Gold Mom’s Choice Award, a Creative Child Magazine award, and a Gold Global Music Award. In 2017 ROH released the single Oh, Freedom! to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Oh, Freedom! was awarded a Silver Global Music Award.
Jim O'Brien, Coord. Special Events, Old Sturbridge Village