NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– Stevie Wonder, Blind Willie Johnson, Ray Charles.
These are just some of the blind musicians fundamental in our culture.
Heavenly Sight: A Vision out of Blindness is an audio documentary and web project that highlights the surprisingly large influence of blind gospel musicians on American music.
Through music and interviews, the film immerses viewers in the soul music of acts like Blind Willie Johnson, Arizona Dreams, the Reverend Gary Davis and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Now, the Heavenly Sight team is looking to expand their project to create and maintain a multimedia library where users can explore the work of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and the Reverend Gary Davis, along with many lesser known artists.
“We designed Heavenly Sight to use all the platforms at our disposal,” says Artemis Media’s Kathie Farnell. “These interviews and collections can be available for research and entertainment on this widely accessible website, and keep growing with blogs and postings from around the world.”
The group has received funding from the Natioan Endowment for the Arts, but to bring the project to completion, the group is asking people to donate. Click here for more information about how you can get involved.