A History of Gospel Music in Harlem

A History of Gospel Music in Harlem

Gospel music has the power to emotionally move you regardless of whether you are spiritually inclined or not. The neighborhood of Harlem is renowned for its authentic Gospel music, rooting all the way back to the 17th century. The history of Gospel music in Harlem shines through the culture of this rich neighborhood. Read on to see how it all happened.

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Then & Now: From Harlem Renaissance to Today

Harlem will celebrate this year the 100th anniversary of its golden era: the Harlem Renaissance. Let us go back in time to look at the storied past and transformation of our most beloved NYC neighborhood! Before it became a Manhattan neighborhood, Harlem was actually a village named Nieuw Haarlem, named by the Dutch. It has ever since kept its independent spirit and its own culture, feeling like an entire new world from the rest of Manhattan. Read on to explore the riveting evolution of the Harlem neighborhood through the Harlem Renaissance.

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5 Reasons to Join Guided Bus Tours to Discover New York

In a city as big as NYC, it could take up to several weeks to uncover all the famous and captivating locations. That’s why taking a guided bus tour can prove to be a good option to structure or make the most of your first visit to New York City. It will allow you to discover large parts of the city in a limited time frame, giving you a nice overview as well as an exciting, comprehensive, and meaningful experience.

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Black History Month: Josephine Baker

This February, as a part of our ongoing celebration of Black History Month, we wanted to share the story of Josephine Baker, one of the greatest African American entertainers of all time, and a committed political activist.

“Let us stop saying ‘white Americans’ or ‘colored Americans,’ let us try once and for all saying… Americans. Let human beings be equal on Earth as in Heaven.”

– Josephine Baker

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