The McCrary Sisters in concert at World Cafe Live, September 22, 2018. Photo by Denise Henhoeffer, courtesy of WXPN.
WXPN presents a closing musical celebration and panel discussion for the Gospel Roots of Rock & Soul. Through live performances, a radio documentary series, and a media-rich website, Gospel Roots of Rock & Soul explores the roots of gospel and its influence on secular popular music. The project’s series of performances honors gospel’s origins in African American spirituals, illustrates gospel’s impact on contemporary music, and demonstrates how the genre lives in Philadelphia’s music scene and churches today.
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