The Story of Gospel Music (#2209)
The story of gospel is the story of inspiration, struggle and hope evolving from the traditions and experiences of African Americans in slavery times to the present. This documentary unveils the history of gospel music from its origins in the formation of the black church to the call-and-response models, Negro spirituals as presented by groups like the Fisk Jubilee Singers, blues influences from songwriters like Thomas Dorsey, and today's "traditionists," i.e. the Rev. James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar and Edwin Hawkins. Included are performances by gospel artists Cissy Houston, Mahalia Jackson, Tremaine Hawkins, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, The Fairfield Four, and The Clark Sisters among others. [86 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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- 263 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 97 minutes
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Series Description: GREAT PERFORMANCES, the longest-running performing arts anthology on television, continues to feature the best in the performing arts.
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- Mon, November 30, 8:00 PM on IPTV
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