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Mavis Staples: Freedom Highway

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The closing night concert of Melbourne Festival 2011, notes from the hard road and beyond, brought together some of the world’s finest performers for a night of protest songs.

Gospel icon Mavis Staples was joined onstage by members of The Black Arm Band to perform Freedom Highway, a Staples Singers hit that would become an anthem of Martin Luther King’s civil rights movement.

Watch more clips here, then catch the entire concert when STUDIO presents the television  premiere on Friday 25 November at 8.30pm.