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A Closer Look at The History Of Gospel Music

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The Gospel Music experience cannot be told in a short story, or even in a melody of songs, for it is far too rich, far too harmonious and deliberately stimulating.  It is a living experience, always changing, always giving, and always becoming the foundation that gave moral, physical and spiritual support to a great and powerful people.

Gospel Music is a shining beacon of hope, a fantastic journey of joy divine, and a triumphant victory in God that comes from deep down in the souls of God’s Chosen People. The greatest melodies and the most stimulating songs have been given to this Nation and the World through the African American experience.

There has been no other event in history that has been more compelling, convincing, or persuasive than Gospel Music.   Some of the most beautiful music of all times was born out of intense grief and suffering, and Gospel Music is no exception.

After thousands of years, the sound of Gospel Music is still enthralling and captivating because it stands against the social background as a shadow of today’s community problems and dilemmas.  From the 1930’s to the 1960’s desperate circumstances controlled our lives; despair and hope, life and death; but Gospel Music mirrored our predicaments as a collective group of people, it reflected upon our social status, and eventually reverberated in our made up minds that God was indeed on our sides.

Join us as we take a closer look at the history of Gospel Music. Host, Petula Beckles will speak with Industry Professionals Zadella "Mama" Curtis, and Dr. D. Join US! (917)932-8802.

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