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Events / Black History Month

HOW SWEET THE SOUND: GOSPEL MUSIC IN LOS ANGELES

February 8 - August 26, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
California African American Museum: Los Angeles

Event Overview

(FEB. 8-AUG. 26) The exhibition charts the story of gospel in LA, including the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, the Great Migration to Los Angeles in the 1940’s, musical innovators within black church congregations, its key role during the Civil Rights era, and the thriving commercial success it enjoyed afterward. Each period contributed to producing a global musical phenomenon that shifted American popular culture and politics-and uplifted the country for generations.

*The African American Heritage Month 2018 Calendar and Cultural Guide is presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Event Overview

(FEB. 8-AUG. 26) The exhibition charts the story of gospel in LA, including the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, the Great Migration to Los Angeles in the 1940’s, musical innovators within black church congregations, its key role during the Civil Rights era, and the thriving commercial success it enjoyed afterward. Each period contributed to producing a global musical phenomenon that shifted American popular culture and politics-and uplifted the country for generations.

*The African American Heritage Month 2018 Calendar and Cultural Guide is presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.