Gospel Roots of Rock & Soul: Dixie Hummingbirds

29 Aug 2018
World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


WXPN's Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul concert: "An Evening of Spirituals and Spiritual-Inspired Song" with Mother Bethel AME Mass Choir and the First Unitarian Church Choir. Photo courtesy of WXPN.

In conjunction with its Center-supported project Gospel Roots of Rock & Soul, WXPN presents the Dixie Hummingbirds in concert at World Café Live. A pioneering force behind the evolution of the modern gospel quartet sound, the Dixie Hummingbirds are among the longest-lived and most successful groups of their era. Renowned for their imaginative arrangements, progressive harmonies, and all-around versatility, they have earned almost universal recognition as the greatest Southern quartet of their generation.

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.

Admission is free; more event info to come.