The Spirit of Spirituals: Famous and Stirring Songs of Faith, and their Stories. People the world over express Divine Devotion through humbly coming together and creating blessed sounds, blending their energies and hearts to help bridge that sometimes narrow, sometimes great, divide between us, as temporal beings, and the Infinite. One example of this bridge is African American sacred music: Negro Spirituals, and the Gospel tradition. Many have heard them, but few know their historical or cultural context, much less their African precedents. What better way to learn about it than to hear and sing it? Join educator, musician, storyteller, and dancer Súle Greg Wilson in exploring African and Post African music, the stories behind the songs, their cultural significance, and why they continue to endure. All ages welcome. Crafts will begin at 1 p.m. followed by the program at 2 p.m. FREE!
Supported by AZ Humanities and Friends of the Library - Cesar Chavez Chapter