Jazz, Gospel, Lectures, Black History

Mother Music: The African-American Spiritual & Its Role in Shaping American Musical Styles

When: Wed., March 4, 2 p.m. 2020

Everett McCorvey, director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, presents a lecture recital that outlines the history and context of the negro spiritual and focuses on the way in which American musicians adapted the musical forms and melodic content of spirituals to create genres of jazz, blues, and gospel. The lecture includes live musical demonstrations by the American Spiritual Ensemble and excerpts from a PBS documentary that focuses on the group and the spiritual genre.