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Apollo Live Wire: How I Got Over

December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Apollo Live Wire


Live Wire

How I Got Over: The Spirit of Gospel Music 

Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 pm


A Sunday afternoon conversation exploring the history and influence of Gospel music and the Black religious experience. Judith Casselberry, associate professor of Africana Studies at Bowdoin College and author of The Labor of Faith: Gender and Power in Black Apostolic Pentecostalism, guides us through this journey that begins in the early 20th century and winds across the decades through the migration experience, regional influences, denominational traditions, and innovative performers to today’s contemporary Gospel music scene.


Panelists Include:

Charrise Barron - Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Mellonee Burnim - Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology; Director, Archives of African American Music & Culture University of Indiana Bloomington; Co-editor of African American Music: An Introduction

Joyce Marie Jackson - Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology in the Department of Geography & Anthropology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Randal Jacobs - Essayist; Curator

Matthew D. Morrison, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, New York University;
Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music


With musical reflections by:

Marcelle Davies-Lashley, Jhetti, and Samuel Guillaume


   This program will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing. 

**Doors open at 2:30 pm. Seating is first come, first seated.  A stand-by line will be available on the day of the event. 

Registration does not guarantee entry. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the Management. The Apollo Theater reserves the right to cancel or revoke this registration at any time.**




December 10, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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