Christian Gospel music is a musical genre that celebrates religious based ideals and stories. Many different groups with different styles and musical themes can be considered gospel music groups. The genre includes a very wide range of artists. At Global Talent Booking, our agents are familiar with all different types and varieties of Christian Gospel music and are looking forward to helping you book a performer for your event.
Christian Gospel music developed from the African American religious traditions of the early 17th century. The original intent of the music was to help those who could not read to understand what was going on in the prayers. Eventually, the songs moved from a church setting to a work setting and gospel songs became popular for reasons other than religion. They had positive messages, were easy to learn, and had catchy melodies. The songs were generally interactive and included hand clapping, foot stomping, and sometimes even the occasional tambourine was played to accompany the songs. Since the 17th century, the genre has changed and grown. The late 19th century saw a revival phase of the genre that had begun to fade in between the periods. This revival encouraged new creativity among the genre and introduced many new songwriters and composers. The movement began to grow and in 1950, Joe Bostic produced a gospel group that performed in Carnegie Hall and in Madison Square Garden in 1959. These influential performances prove the importance of the genre and the growth it saw over the past few decades.
Current day Christian Gospel music has stayed as popular as it was in 1959. The genre has split into various different subgenres such as urban contemporary gospel, gospel blues, southern gospel, and Christian country gospel to name a few. Some of the most popular gospel songs such as Oh Happy Day, We Shall Overcome, and Hes Got The Whole World In His Hands have been rearranged and become popular within other genres of music as well. Gospel music appears in popular movies and television series such as Glee. All of these examples identify how widespread and popular the genre of Gospel music has become.
Booking a gospel music group can be an encouraging and positive experience for any audience. The motivating and positive lyrics along with the fast tempo and interactive melodies allow for an entertaining experience for all. Gospel groups are great entertainment for festivals and carnivals along with fund raising events and celebrations. There are countless ways that a gospel group can set the mood for any event you are planning and leave your guests encouraged and entertained. Our agents at Global Talent Booking are excited to work with you to find the best gospel group for your event. Whether you are looking for a very religious experience or a positive and encouraging performance without a focus on religion, our agents will be able to suggest the best gospel groups for you. Our agents are available to work with you around the clock in order to help make your event one to remember. We cannot wait to put a smile on your guests faces and a song in their hearts!
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