The dynamic gospel group BC1Way — Brandon Camphor and OneWay — deliver an angelic performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," commonly referred to as the Black national anthem in the United States, for Positive Vibes Only | Reposted from Grammys.com by TAJ MAYFIELD
Whether the performance comes from Beyoncé at Coachella or the children's choir at your local church, any rendition of the James Weldon Johnson hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing" comes with great responsibility. Gospel ensemble BC1Way — Brandon Camphor and OneWay — accepted that responsibility and more than did the track justice in their performance for Positive Vibes Only.
Historically referred to as the Black national anthem in the United States, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" is a revered spiritual due to its tales of perseverance, calls for community, and desire for liberation. Camphor and OneWay are no strangers to impactful performances: The spirited ensemble has earned four spots on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart and spent 18 weeks on the chart for their 2015 single, "I Choose You."