Pledge Money To Help Documentary On Blind Gospel Musicians Alive!

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Stevie Wonder Heavenly Sight Gospel Blind Music 2012

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

See how you can help by donating money here to the documentary “Heavenly Sight: A Vision Out Of Blindness” to help the producers and filmmakers finish this importance piece of artistic achievement.

This documentary has been constructed with the help of the Murray Street Productions in NYC and the non-profit Artemis Mediainin in Alabama. This audio documentary and web project highlights the remarkable influence of blind gospel musicians on American music.

Basically, the program investigates the origins of R&B (Sam Cooke or Whitney Houston) and looks to the influence that blind musicians like Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and their predecessors have had. Heavenly Sight explores these roots, with correspondent Dave Marash, Jimmy Carter of the Blind Boys of Alabama, Gospel at Colonus creator Lee Breuer, musicians Henry Butler and David Bromberg, and music from a century of Vision out of Blindness.

The result of these efforts, beyond the documentary, will be a growing online resource – website and social media, designed to permit access by the visually impaired — to preserve and nourish this heritage, including all our interviews and research materials.

The creators have a long way to go and are dependent upon the kindness of ‘virtual’ strangers – as well as our friends and listeners of V 101.9 and Power 98.

Watch The Video Here, and see how you can donate money to their cause.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1099992656/heavenly-sight-a-vision-out-of-blindness

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