Pope Francis arrived in the United States for the first time yesterday. In an elaborate ceremony this morning on the White House lawn, he spoke to 15,000 invited onlookers. Gospel music was front and center as well as the St. Augustine Catholic Church choir sang Richard Smallwood’s classic “Total Praise” for the Pope. We have learned that the Papal Choir is also scheduled to sing “Total Praise” later today at Mass today. Check out the video!
#PopeInDC: St. Augustine Catholic Church choir sing “Total Praise” for Pope Francis. #CHURCH. WATCH complete coverage here: http://nbc4dc.com/UJ0hmAb
Leave it to Ashford Sanders to lead an entire restaurant into a moment of worship. The Sunday Best season 5 fan favorite who recently released his single Because You’ve Been Good on Fountain of Life Records was instantly recognized as he encountered the prom night crowd at a local restaurant in Mississippi on a weekend in early May. He was asked to sing and obliged the audience with a verse of Something About the Name Jesus. What he didn’t expect was the entire restaurant (including patrons and waitstaff) to join him in the rousing rendition. The moment was captured via cellphone and posted to social media sites. That musical event caught the attention of the local news and the social media post has garnered over 3 million views.
Turning Away, the hit single from Bryan Andrew Wilson’s The One Percent CD makes it debut in video form on Sunday February 1st on Centric TV’s Lifted program. The single has placed in the top 15 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and earned a Stellar Award nomination for Wilson. A new single, Faithful God is on its way to radio.
We are in love with behind the scenes footage and Pastor Jason Nelson affords us the opportunity to have a sneak peek into the making of his new CD Jesus Revealed. Nelson new single I AM hits digital outlets on July 8th. In the meantime, you can relive the majesty and the music here:
GOSPELflava pulled out all the stops and called in our A Game, (our roving reporter Andre Griffith) to cover the sights and sounds at this year’s Super Bowl GOSPEL Celebration. Andre got in a few minutes with Melanie Few and AJ Callaway. Here’s a sample of their conversations:
Long before Gospel Music Channel and Bobby Jones Gospel, there was a show originating out of Chicago Illinois that brought GOSPEL MUSIC into the homes of tv viewers each Sunday morning. You can now have a piece of Gospel Music history with the release of the Jubilee Showcase DVD Collectors Edition
Steve Ordower, son of Jubilee Showcase host, the late Sid Ordower, has compiled the “Jubilee Showcase” compilation DVD featuring classic performances from the 1960s and 1970s of The Staple Singers, The Soul Stirrers, Inez Andrews, Andrae Crouch and Jessy Dixon, among others. PBS has been airing an hour-long special on the groundbreaking series celebrating its 50 years since late November 2013. Scores of artists and personalities appeared on the show over the years, ranging from James Cleveland, The Staple Singers and Andrae Crouch to Rev. Jesse Jackson. At its height, “Jubilee Showcase” boasted over 250,000 weekly viewers and presented some of the biggest names in gospel.
The International Mass Choir of the African Methodist Episcopal Church has released a music video of Nobody Like Our God, the first single from their soon to be released CD project. Nobody Like Our God features Myron Butler and was recorded live at the culmination of the AME Music and Christian Arts Ministry conference held in Chicago last July.
The single goes to digital outlets on February 4th.