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Announcing ChicaGO REACH Gospel Workshop 2021 Summer Popups

Sponsored Post: This summer, ChicaGO REACH Gospel Workshops are continuing with online learning through its Summer Gospel Popshops, which will feature amazing young and legendary instructors/mentors. Here are some of the highlights: – Sopranos Monica Perdue and Felicia Coleman-Evans will do vocal coaching, and Felicia will speak about the music of Fellowship “The Ship” Church Chicago, alongside Fellowship’s longtime music minister, Dr. Lou Della Evans-Reid. – Young historian and editor of The Coffee Table Talk gospel magazine Eric Maurice Clark will lead sessions on “Recurring Themes and Meanings Behind Gospel Lyrics” and share gospel quartet gems. – Karen Burke, co-founder ...

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Bemeche’: I’m Determined – Live

Bemeche’ I’m Determined – Live BGMN Records www.Bemeche.com By Bob Marovich It’s rare these days for gospel artists to give over most of their full album to old-time songs, but that’s what Bemeche’ Hicks has done on his I’m Determined – Live. The Virginia-based music minister even invited a bonafide church wrecker to assist with his debut CD. None other than Evangelist Dorothy Norwood joins Bemeche’ on the Roberta Martin Singers theme song, “Only a Look.” It’s a treat to hear Norwood sing and squall her way through a classic that she may not have recorded before. The Storyteller then ...

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“Holy Spirit” – Marjane’

“Holy Spirit” Marjane’ J Jane Music Group (2015) www.marjanemusic.com Marjane’s lovely vocals float over this passionate, urgent call for spiritual guidance in daily life. The background vocalists are all Marjane, too—a multi-tracking technique first used in gospel in the early 1950s by Clara Ward and fellow West Coaster Doris Akers. The R&B flavor to the track harkens back to Marjane’s initial pursuit of a secular music career before she tired of being objectified by a fashion-and-looks obsessed industry. Singing for God was how she began and where she returned. “Holy Spirit” is the Stellar-nominated indie singer-songwriter’s latest radio single and a ...

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