“The voice of Charles Holt brings to my mind these words of the great Sufi teacher.”, Hazrat Inayat Khan, “The voice is not only indicative of a man’s character, but it is the expression of his spirit. His voice will tell you how far he has evolved… the etheric quality of the voice is inspiring, healing, peace giving, harmonizing, convincing, appealing; at the same time it is most intoxicating.”
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
Founder and Spiritual Director, Agape International Spiritual Center
A riveting course of spoken word and speeches with a delicate, yet profound thread of music and narrative – Martin & Music is a ground breaking stage production. Gerald Rivers, the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sets ablaze the words, authentic tone, and life of one of the world’s greatest Civil Rights leaders and orators. Broadway performer and celebrated recording artist, Charles Holt, serves as narrator and vocalist in the melodic trio of message, music, and storytelling. Audiences around the country are moved by the transformational experience of the production, echoing what is already being called Jubilant, Masterful, and Triumphantly compelling!
We ALL are a part of the Dream!
My grandmother was a self-taught pianist who taught me hymns and songs that I heard while attending Sunday morning church service at a very young age. I remember during our sessions her leaving ‘teaching mode” and going to this place where, even now, I can only describe as ‘another world’. She was transported to the place where she was no longer singing the song – but rather, the song was singing her.
In his book, Intuitive Rebel, his landmark autobiographical manuscript, Charles speaks of his journey and its potent affirmation of how the limitless possibilities that lie within him, and within all beings, may become fully realized. Its pages course through Holt’s life experiences – the good, the bad, and the awful – to extract a soul stirring, fulfilling nectar that speaks not only to a rich, dynamic ‘coming of age’ through exterior stimuli and conditions, but in and through language that is both fierce and tender, Holt’s pen lands on the transforming power of the inner voice and admonition that is constantly broadcasting its true champion of messages encouraging us to wake up to the pure genius beauty of who and what we are. Finally, in a convicted tone, likened to that of a Southern preacher, he embellishes upon vital principles and ways of being to discover and manifest one’s life purpose – All of this so that we may live a life we love and be a beneficial presence on the planet.