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

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.

This event is made possible with generous support from the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Co-sponsored by Colgate University’s CORE 152: Challenges of Modernity.

Wednesday, March 11 at 11:20am to 12:10pm

Colgate Memorial Chapel
13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346


Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Religion and spirituality, Academics, Arts and Humanities, University Studies

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