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53 Dreamers

Dreamers featured on the record. They perform solos, instrumental accompaniments, spoken word poetry, string swells, multi-layered percussion grooves, lead vocals, shout choruses, and electrifying raps.

USA Today: Who are the Dreamers?

17 States

States where Dreamers on album live: California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC

CNN: Dreamers & DACA Explained

17 Countries

Birth countries of the Dreamers on album: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Venezuela

Pew: Key Facts About Dreamers

Not just an album. A musical statement.

American Dreamers is a large jazz ensemble album from multi-Grammy nominated artist John Daversa and his talented big band. It features DACA registered individuals (also known as "Dreamers") who perform iconic America songs such as "Living in America", "Don't Fence Me In" and "Deportee." The album is based in jazz but includes cross-genre and cross-cultural influences. It shows what's possible in this country and in the world. A celebration of "togetherness."

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Sen. Kamala Harris

American Dreamers continues this tradition of using music to send an important message: Dreamers are Americans. You will hear these young Americans performing jazz at the highest level, speaking about their hopes, and affirming their love of the country they call home.”

 

Sen. Lindsey Graham

"Dream Act children have known no country other than America. American Dreamers features a heartfelt expression of patriotism by talented Dreamers performing the songs of our country."

 

Leader Nancy Pelosi

"The remarkable talents and touching stories of all the Dreamers showcased in this exceptional album are a reminder of the universal power of music to transcend differences and illuminate our shared humanity."