What began in 2013 as an inner-city choir performance, featuring girls from the under-resourced community of North Memphis, evolved into a subsidiary under Oasis of Hope, and is now an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization!
Angel Street mentors girls by providing musical training in communities with limited artistic opportunities. We seek to empower young women to understand their value, discover their purpose, and become creatively equipped to serve the Memphis community as leaders.
Angel Street is available to girls ages 8-18 from several schools in the North Memphis community. Auditions are held at the beginning of every fall semester. The Angel Street experience is an outlet of creativity that strives to invest in young artists to encourage, nurture, and develop deep desires for furthering education. Just as sports teams instill confidence and discipline for many youth in our city, Angel Street has a desire to do the same through music.
Original Angel Street member turned staff, Terrian, released her first single, “I Am Free.” She invited the girls to sing with her on the chorus and the song became our theme after we hit the recording studio. We even performed it in front of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, the mayor of Memphis, and many other key leaders!
We commissioned artist Erin Miller Williams to create an amazingly vibrant 20 x 25 foot mural located a couple blocks away from Terrian’s neighborhood and where Angel Street meets. Check it out at 534 N. 2nd Street (corner of 2nd St. & Mill Ave.)! You can even see it from A.W. Willis Ave. before you take the bridge to Mud Island.
But that’s not all! What’s a hit song without a professional music video? Take a look to see what we’re so excited about then learn more about what the song means to Terrian. Please share with your friends!
Co-author: Bryan Fowler | Recording Studio: The Grove | Mural Artist: Erin Miller Williams | Mural Location: Henry Turley & Belz Uptown Memphis | Music Video: Highpoint Church Video Team | Download the song for free: www.terrianbass.com