Gospel music originated from hymns, call response, shouting, and negro spirituals. It became a genre after slavery which infused all of its predecessors. The genre is uplifting, and talks of a higher power.Thomas Dorsey is known as the father of Gospel. Gospel’s incorporation of Negro Spirituals reclaimed the stolen slave hymns that was taken from the black community. This gave way to a new era of progressive blacks that took back what was lost from a previously devastated community. Instruments like the organ, piano and drums were used.

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