Contemporary Gospel Music

Guest: Horace Clarence Boyer Professor Emeritus, Music Theory and African-American Music, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (25years) Author, How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel (Univ. of Ilinois, 2000) Its roots are in work songs and spirituals, but Gospel music has changed greatly in the last few decades. Early artists like Mahalia Jackson first brought gospel to a larger audience. Today, Contemporary Gospel incorporates elements from jazz, pop and even hip-hop. Join Juan Williams for a conversation with an award-winning Gospel singer about Gospel and its place in American music, next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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