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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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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Gospel

Oh Lord, You Are the Gospel Previous Next When we think of gospel as we know it as African Americans we think of Kirk Franklin

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Gospel

Gospel Gospel Music is the 20th century form of African American religious music that evolved in urban cities following the Great Migration of African Americans.

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