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Black Music and the Episcopal Church
February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join the Crummell-Cooper Chapter UBE and renowned composer and drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax II, and explore the foundations of Black music in this country and the church. How do we ensure that Black music is an integral part of the music ministry of the Episcopal Church and not just an add-on? In pre-colonial Africa, there was not distinction between the sacred and the secular. African music traveled with those who were forcefully brought to this country and helped sustain the souls of Africans in America. Antonin Dvorak believed that a “great and noble school” of American classical music would be founded upon America’s Negro spirituals. Unfortunately, that was not to be because of racism and classical music remained white.