Black women in the music industry have made significant contributions over the years. This legacy starts in the 1870s with the Fisk Jubilee singers, who toured with traditional spirituals, and continues with the blues, to classic jazz, and rhythm and blues. Music has historically been a medium of expression for the African American community. The community’s traditional music was […]

Traditional black gospel is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding African American Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. It is a form of Christian music and a subgenre of gospel music. Like other forms of music the […]

The President and First Lady hosted music legends and top gospel artists at the White House for the latest installment of “In Performance at the White House.” The evening of musical performances paid tribute to the fundamental role that gospel music has played in shaping American history and culture. April 14, 2015.


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