How can the tradition of black gospel music continue to provide meaning and hope in the African American community?
The purpose of the dissertation seeks answers to the question, How Can the Tradition of Black Gospel Music Continue to Provide Meaning and Hope to the African American Community? The scope of study examined formations of African American sacred/religious music and influences of African melody/song. The methodologies were: (1) source materials, texts, journals, articles, other resources, (2) interviews, (3) observing/participating in various Black church worship practices, (4) a 30-year radio broadcasting career in Black gospel music. The conclusion revealed a generational divide between traditional and contemporary Black gospel music preferences, prompting the Curriculum of Dialogue project as a potential resolve.
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