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gospel music

n.
A kind of Christian music based on American folk music, typically marked by strong rhythms and elaborated refrains and incorporating elements of spirituals, blues, and jazz.
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n.
impassioned rhythmic spiritual music influential in the development of soul music and rhythm and blues.
[1950–55]
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gospel music

A form of religious music that originated in the evangelical churches of black populations in the southern United States. Containing elements of jazz and blues, it often takes the form of a call and response between the preacher, who sings or declaims a line, and the congregation, which sings an affirmatory reply.
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In "David Sherman, the Last Son of God," God is a Cross River native with 13 children and whose youngest, David, tries to make a place for himself in the community by heading up a gospel band. In "The Electric Joy of Service," robot slaves are manufactured to serve wealthy masters.
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Nathaniel was born in St Louis, Missouri, 40 years ago and initially played drums in the family gospel band. He later taught himself to play guitar and started to write songs from his early teen years.
Described as a cultural musical festival, you're sure of an interesting night thanks to Heavenese, a gospel band that delivers a whole new sound, blending Japanese soul with gospel music.
Kofi Abraham, who was given the title 'Professor' at Koforidua by a member of the Late President Hilla Limann's administration and had led the True Gospel Band and the Ashanti Regiona Music Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), received the award after performing two of his popular songs at the Ghana Police Band Centenary celebration.
White, black, young, old, locals and visitors alike, they're all here to leave their cares behind for a couple of hours while enjoying Sarasota's gospel band, Truality--a group that takes the Biblical admonition to "make a joyful noise" very much to heart.
The famous American gospel band, Strep Macleod, who are paying their first visit to the town, will also be performing a selection of their distinct American rock and gospel tunes on the night.
Living in G-Wawa, a place which has a high population density and has a good share of crime yet is still capable of producing some of the country's star-studded artists, did not deter or dissuade them from their mission, but instead inspired them through everyday events which happened around them and ultimately formed a gospel band.
There also will be an all-member show in a variety of mediums and live music with the Hickory Smoked Gospel Band.
Featuring gospel band The Risen, the next Gospel Sessions event is at Golden Boy Green, South Bank, Middlesbrough, this Saturday, June 7, from 6-8pm.
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