Tag: spirituals

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    “It’s about remembering and never forgetting and understanding from the past and embracing your past in order to go forward into the future.” More

    October 18, 2013 | Comments

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    This Grammy-Award-winning artist’s new album, “spirityouall,” includes his interpretations of classic African-American spirituals as well as songs he composed. Through all of them he hears the influence of his father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., who was an operatic baritone. More

    August 9, 2013 | Comments

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    “To me, just being is a religious experience. Just being is holy.” More

    August 9, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch Bobby McFerrin’s recent performance of “Fix Me Jesus” in the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis. More

    August 9, 2013 | Comments

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    For this Grammy-nominated singer and Seventh-day Adventist pastor, music is a ministry and “the most powerful way of impressing the human mind with hope.” More

    November 24, 2009 | Comments

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    This Grammy-nominated singer who has performed for presidents and prisoners says "music has been one of the languages I talk to God in and God speaks to me in."

    April 10, 2009 | Comments

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    “I would never tell anybody who played or worked with me it’s about the money. It’s about the commitment first. It’s about God. It’s his music. It’s a calling,” says Dr. Glen McMillan, a music teacher who is auditioning to become a music director at Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, New York. More

    April 13, 2007 | Comments

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    “The ancestors passed these songs to us. These are songs that are gifts to us today. So even though these songs were created 150 years ago, we can still use them today,” says Dr. Arthur Jones, a psychologist at the University of Denver. More

    August 26, 2005 | Comments

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    Thomas Dixon Tyler of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, DC, talks about gospel music’s significance to him. More

    February 23, 2001 | Comments