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THE CIVIL WAR:
THE SOUTH CAROLINA BLACK REGIMENT

Book by Tanya Barfield, Music & Lyrics by Eric Schorr
A musical for young adults, inspired by events surrounding the formation of the first Black regiment of the Civil War. Historical figures and events intertwine with new songs and traditional spirituals to tell this original story of Kofi, a brave young African-American boy and his quest for freedom.

 


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Kofi has just been separated from his mother at a slave auction. His new-found friend, Sam Samson, transports Kofi across the river to his new master and offers Kofi some sage advice.


1. “Y’is What Y’is”

(Sung by Edward Barker)


Kofi attempts to persuade Sam Samson to join him in his escape from the plantation.

2. “The North Star”

(Sung by Randy Aaron)

 

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