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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Group in front of the Apollo Theater New York

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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Jammin’ the Melting Pot: Mambonick in New York City

At Harlem Spirituals, we love when history and music collide. Latin-Yiddish Jazz is the epitome of jamming the melting pot here in New York City. One of the reasons New York City offers such a diverse cultural landscape undoubtedly stems from the role that the harbor-city played in welcoming the various waves of immigration throughout the years. We were telling you all about this in our previous article on the Lower East Side. To this day, the incredible diversity of the people of NYC is an aspect that fascinates many tourists, artists and writers. Read on to see why.
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International Woman’s Day: Zora Neale Hurston

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement marked by increased literary, musical and artistic creativity by black artists who wanted to challenge the previous stereotypical representation of their image.

Zora Neale Hurston was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance, but her struggle to make it in a patriarchal, segregated pre-WWII society was real. Even amongst her male peers, she was not taken seriously. It was extremely difficult for her to convince publishers and readers that she was up to the task. Read more