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The Story of the Negro Spiritual
February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| Free
Dr. Oral Moses will give a brief historical account of the beginning of the Slave Trade and the transportation of Africans from West Africa to the Slave markets in North America. This lecture will specifically focus on the presentation of music and how it was used during this period and ultimately gives way to the development of the Negro Spiritual out of this horrific period in American history. Also presented is a historical overview of the famous Fisk Jubilee Singers and their significance in beginning the tradition of presenting these simple, poignant melodies before audiences around the world.
Dr. Moses is a retired Professor Emeritus of Kennesaw State College. He is also a bass-baritone who performs regularly throughout the United States and Europe singing Oratorio and recitals with special emphasis on a wide variety of Negro Spirituals and Art Song repertoire by African-American composers.
Find more information about Dr. Moses at his website here.
This event will take place in the “Woody” Thompson Community Room. No registration is required.