This show is a rebroadcast from June 7, 2011.
A new documentary, “Rejoice and Shout,” explores gospel music from roots to right now. We’re listening.
You may think you know gospel music, and maybe you do. But it’s easy to get a tame, watered down version of the real deal.
A new documentary traces gospel back to plantation days and then into the heart of 20th century African American religion, culture and arts. Into its intersection with freedom, funk and ecstasy.
It’s called “Rejoice and Shout.” (Click here to see where and when the film is playing.)
And yes, it does.
This hour On Point: the roots and story of gospel music.
– Tom Ashbrook
Sylvia Kinard, minister and gospel artist.