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Sarah Brown sings Mahalia Jackson

This is going to be absolute magic. Sarah Brown will be treating you all to her interpretations of classic tracks by arguably the most famous gospel singer of the last century century who gave Brown hope and sanctuary through hard times faced over the years. 

Mahalia Jackson is widely considered as a major influence on Mavis Staple, Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Donna Summer, Ray Charles, and a civil rights icon. Harry Belafonte stated “there’s not a single field hand, a single black worker, a single black intellectual who did not respond to her” and it was Mahalia who prompted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr to improvise the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

Sarah Brown is one of the most prolific and in-demand vocalists in the world. You may not know her name, but you’ll most definitely have heard her voice. She has appeared on records with the likes of Pink Floyd, George Michael and Simply Red, and has toured with Roxy Music, Simple Minds and Duran Duran.

Sarah Brown has now been a member of Simple Minds for close to 10 years, recording and travelling the world with the group. 

Through her years of vocal experience, one thing is clear: Sarah Brown was born to sing. “I will never stop singing,” she says. “For me, it’s about healing and it’s about power and it’s about knowing that this is what I was meant to do. I was meant to sing.”