Shoulder-to-Shoulder is a band with an important message of Racial Harmony.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder has been together for about 11 years. They have played for a number of different audiences from local churches, schools, Theme Parks and Young Offender Facilities. The band plays a variety of musical styles.
The group’s high energy song list appeals to audiences of all ages. Ranging from songs made popular during slavery to songs played on the radio today. The group helps audiences learn more about the influence Black culture and history has had on music and entertainment to teach students about black history and promote multi-culturism.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder has attended not only the Black community events in the province promoting racial harmony, but is also enjoyed at major community festivals through the year. They have performed at the community college, as well as having made a presentation for students at Acadia University as part of their study on racial relations and prejudices. In 2000, they had the opportunity to perform for the many stranded travelers who arrived in the Annapolis Valley as a result of the September 11th air flight diversions to Halifax.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder is a four member band of a Christian positive alternative musical rock group that, throughout the year, travels to schools churches, community events and organizations promoting diversity through racial harmony and a respect of differences. During African Heritage Month in February and through to March, they are kept busy traveling to schools and youth seminars.
All band members are heirs to a musical tradition that adds a vibrant tone to their cultural landscape. It has inspired their lives just as African rhythms have mixed with and enriched the European melodies more frequently associated with Nova Scotia music.