Hallejuah!- Gospel


There are two types of gospel music. It can either be African American or Anglo American gospel music. The elements of African American gospel music was brought to the United States from West Africa during the slave trade. African Americans introduced syncopation and the rhythm and stretched out the spiritual music from the Europeans during the Christianity Great Awakening in the 1700s. This was when blacks song spirituals and participated in invisibles churches and ring shouts And, in the 1800s, during the Age of Reason, the process of religion in First Baptist Churches started to become shaped by a common idea that if black people acted more like white people then they would be accepted. This robbed the expression of spirituality in the African American community. Eventually the Pentecostal church emerged at the realization that the practices at the 1st Baptist church had grown to stringent in their spiritual practices. This church utilized spiritual music elements such as shouting and call and response. During the Great Migration in the 1920s, when African Americans started to move into the cities worship songs were framed into the genre of gospel as it touched on the struggles of everyday people in the midst of true worship.

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