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Arts and Performance

“Mother Music:” The African-American Spiritual and Its Role in Shaping American Musical Styles

March 10, 2020 at 12:30pm1:50pm EDT

Hendricks Chapel

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Dr. 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.

These events are made possible with generous support from:

  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Setnor School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
  • Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This event was first published on January 22, 2020 and last updated on January 24, 2020.

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Paid parking is available in Irving and University Avenue Garages.