Uncategorized — February 2, 2019 at 1:50 am

February 28, 2019 – The United Nations – Geneva,

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In celebration of Black History Month, the U.S. Mission was honored to bring the sweet sound of gospel to the halls of the Palais des Nations. The program, featuring Maestro Nehemiah Brown and The Geneva Gospel Choir, traced the roots of gospel music in African American history and world culture. From slavery to abolition to the civil rights movement, gospel music has played a significant role in American history, as a form of expression, a symbol of community, and an anthem of empowerment. The choir brought the audience to its feet with rousing renditions of gospel classics, including Stand By Me and We Shall Overcome. Many thanks to the UN Cultural Committee for supporting this event. U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers

“How Come Me Here?” Celebrating Black History Month through Gospel Music

In celebration of Black History Month, the U.S. Mission was honored to bring the sweet sound of gospel to the halls of the Palais des Nations. The program, featuring Maestro Nehemiah Brown and The Geneva Gospel Choir, traced the roots of gospel music in African American history and world culture. From slavery to abolition to the civil rights movement, gospel music has played a significant role in American history, as a form of expression, a symbol of community, and an anthem of empowerment. The choir brought the audience to its feet with rousing renditions of gospel classics, including Stand By Me and We Shall Overcome. Many thanks to the UN Cultural Committee for supporting this event.

 

U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers

 

U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers

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