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Audio: WeWeWeWe The Remarkable (for Gwendolyn Brooks)

Heroes Are Gang Leaders / Flat Langston ArkEYES / 2016

(Music begins at 1:28)

avery r. young & the 7th graders of Sojourner Troof Middle-Passage Literary Academy: Words
Margaret Morris: Lead and Background Vocals
James Brandon Lewis: Saxophone, Vocals
Randall Horton: Words, Sermon
Brandon Moses: Guitar
Thomas Sayers Ellis: Words, Vocals
Ailish Hopper: Word and Background Vocals
Janice Lowe: Piano
Heru Shabaka-ra (Ryan T. Frazier): Trumpet, Vocals
Luke Stewart: Bass, Background Vocals
Nina Angela Mercer: Words and Background Vocals
da Frontline: Background Vocals
Warren “Trae” Crudup: Drums
Evie Shockley: Lit Crit Self Defense, Background Vocals
Composed by James Brandon Lewis 
Written by Gwendolyn Brooks, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Randall Horton and Evie Shockley

Arranged by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Improvised by HAGL
Produced by TSE and Randall Horton
Paul Wickliffe: Highest Engineer

Running time: 21 minutes (21:33)

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Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)

Music copyright 2016 Heroes are Gang Leaders. Included in Vox Populi with permission.

We Real Cool copyright 1963 Gwendolyn Brooks. Included in Vox Populi for educational use only.

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