Happy Black History Month! Throughout history, black folks have contributed much to the world of music. In today’s episode, we are spotlighting the history of African-American spirituals and gospel music.
- Which gospel song was a favorite of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- The historical importance of call and response spirituals in worship
- How the Fisk Jubilee Singers brought African-American spirituals to a worldwide audience
Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:
For this episode’s Listening Calendar, I’m trying something new! Rather than downloading a separate listening calendar as in episodes past, I’m including the listening calendar as part of this post. (Let me know your preference in the comments!)
Music Listening Schedule for Episode 14
Enjoy the links to performances connected to our theme of AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUALS/GOSPEL MUSIC until a brand new episode of Busy Kids Love Music airs in two weeks.
Day 2: Down by the Riverside
Day 4: Sinnerman
Day 6: Amazing Grace
Day 8: Oh, Happy Day
Day 9: Go Down Moses
Day 10: Precious Lord, Take My Hand
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