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Faith Nolan was born in Nova Scotia a fifth generation Canadian in a predominantly Black community whose cultural roots resemble those in the Southern United States A Black activist from a musical family Nolan sings about such topics as Canadian Black history and heritage feminism and workers and childrens rights Enhancing her musical abilities is her educational background in theatre opera and writing and her commitment to community work Faith Nolan is a singer and composer who plays folk guitar sprinkled with funk and reggae who plays slide guitar tambourine and harmonica in the earliest blues traditions and who speaks the cultural language of African-North American music spirituals gospel jazz Nolans concern for common people are articulated in her three albums Africville Sistership and Freedom To Love Redwood Records 1989 Faith Nolan finds her strength in music and her music finds its strength in her acutely sensitive awareness of issues which are made invisible and rarely addressed in mainstream music . Laura Post All Music Guide