Invocation: Dear Baltimore (2015/2018)
Invocation: Dear Baltimore combines the opening music from Judah Adashi's Rise -- a piece about America's civil rights journey from Selma to Ferguson -- with a love letter to Baltimore by Erricka Bridgeford. Bridgeford is one of the co-founders of Baltimore Ceasefire, an organization committed to reducing the murder rate in Baltimore.
Invocation: Dear Baltimore was premiered at Rise Bmore 2018 on April 19, 2018, and released on Bandcamp the same day, with all proceeds going Baltimore Ceasefire. The track was named Best Song in Baltimore Magazine’s 2018 Best of Baltimore issue.
“With music by Rise Bmore’s Judah Adashi and words by Baltimore Ceasefire’s Erricka Bridgeford, this breathtaking ballad is a love letter to our city, using a few pounding simple keys and sincere words to poignantly capture its heartache but, more importantly, its hope.” -Baltimore Magazine