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John Zinga (Robeson) is a British-born black dockworker whose voal gifts are discovered by an opera impresario. After realizing a career as a concert performer, Zinga ventures to Africa to investigate his ancestry and finds he has royal roots, and that his tribe have fallen under the grip of corrupt spiritualists. Robeson turns in a fine performance in what is otherwise an average film.

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Available on Running time 80 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

African America, Musical Drama, Africa
Ingram D'Abbes, Fenn Sherie
Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, George Mozart
Eric Cross, Harry Rose
J. Elder Wills

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Song of Freedom
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J. Elder Wills directed the film Songs of Freedom starring Paul Robeson (as Johnny Zinga) and Elisabeth Welch (as Ruth Zinga). Songs of Freedom came out in 1936, has a total running time of 80 minutes and is featured in black and white. John Zinga is a dockworker and finds his talent is in the opera. He later heads to Africa, finds information on his ancestry, and finds that his family has a royal background. John finds out that his tribe is being run into the ground by spiritualists. Will he find a way to help his tribe?