The Folk Brothers for April 19, 2023: 'Stolen From God'

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English singer-songwriter Reg Meuross spent four years researching historical documents pertaining to Britain's slave trade of the 17th and 18th centuries. Although slave owning was outlawed, this didn't stop the wealthy -- particularly in Meuross's native southwest England -- from amassing tremendous amounts of profit, power, and influence through transporting slaves from Africa to the American colonies, with the explicit assistance of the British government and navy. The result of Meuross's efforts is a song-cycle of stories, Stolen From God, about unsung slaves caught up in the Transatlantic trade.