Black Metropolis Research Consortium writes:
Join us for a conversation between musicians, scholars, and gospel music enthusiasts about the role of gospel music, as creative capital and expression, in the making of the "Black Metropolis."
The conversation will cover the development of the "gospel blues" tradition, specifically with the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) within the black community from 1916 to the present. The convening will also act as a solicitation for NCGCC-related collections to be deposited at the Center for Black Music Research.
The panel includes: Dr. Lou Della Evans-Reid, Rev. B. Herbert Martin, Robert "Bob" Marovich, Johair Jabir, Bobbi Wilsyn, and Ethan Michaeli.
Refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by BMRC, the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, University of Illinois at Chicago African American Studies College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Black Music Research Columbia College Chicago.