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Thread #142528   Message #3286738
Posted By: Bobert
07-Jan-12 - 06:15 PM
Thread Name: Contemporary African Gospel Songs
Subject: RE: Contemporary African Gospel Songs
Yes, Mizz... I do have this history of living primarily with African Americans in the late 60s and early 70s... Those were turbulent times and many of my more radicalized black friends were offended by labels/terms such as "African American" and were into everything African, including culture, language, names, etc...

There was a special by PBS on the blues that came out some 10 years ago and my friend, Corey Harris, went to Africa and got up with some African musicians... It was very interesting listening to him playing African music having never been to Africa...

I understand where you are coming from here and that is cool... I'm not sure that anyone here will have much history here with purely African gospel but I'm glad that you are sharing it with us...

BTW, just for the ties between true African music and African American music, Jessie Mae is well worth a listen... Not everything she does falls into that groove but what does is really interesting...

B~