Gospel

Gospel music is the twentieth-century form of African American religious music that evolved in urban cities following the Great Migration of Blacks from the rural South around the time of World Wars I and II. The musical foundation for this genre was laid in several different contexts in the early decades of the twentieth century, it was not until the 1930s that the term “gospel music,” as well as its repertoire and distinctive performance style, gained widespread usage among Blacks across denominational lines.  Folk spirituals are the earliest form of indigenous a cappella religious music created by African Americans during slavery. Gospel music, from its inception, has been formed into a culture. Characteristics in gospel music include elements like shout, speaking in tongues and call-response. There are different types of gospel music such as traditional gospel which is black religious music that emerged in urban contexts during the 1930s; pervasive in present day African-American music. Also, there is contemporary gospel music which derives from post-1970s gospel that embraces elements of R&B, rock, funk, jazz, and other popular styles, usually performed by a small ensemble.

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The Gospel Truth

The Gospel Truth Origins The gospel genre officially originated in the 1930s. Gospel music was, and continues to be, a way for Black people to

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Gospel

Gospel The black gospel tradition has its background in Negro Spirituals. Slaves took these hymns and morphed them for their own purposes.They created new lyrics,

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The Blackest Sound

BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED https://youtu.be/uAff4DaXdBE Gospel music was created by African- Americans and was influenced heavily influenced by Negro spirituals and Jubilee Quartets. It surfaced

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Gospel

Gospel Singing about God has always been an imperative element of Black Christian culture. The evolution of gospel can be divided into three periods. The

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Gospel

Gospel Through the years gospel music was there to help all people through the worst of times and the best of times. The gospel genre originated

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