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Gospel in the Secular World

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Legg, AFJ, Gospel in the Secular World, UTAS/Duff TV, MONA; Hobart City Hall; St David's Cathedral (2015) [Other Exhibition]

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Abstract

This 'folio' of concert performances tests the central theory and related assumptions proposed by Johnson-Reagon, Boyer, Maultsby, Burnhim, and most recently Legg, in that African American gospel music is the cornerstone and progenitor of all contemporary popular music, and that therefore its resonance with non-African American communities can be traced to this underlying and significant 'gospel impulse' - as described by Craig Werner in "A Change Is Gonna Come". The SGC under my direction, curation and leadership continues to push the boundaries in creating new and unusual contexts in which contemporary gospel music finds a significant audience. Through my African american gospel-based rearrangements and re creation of secular songs, as well as the placement of sacred African American gospel music into a traditionally secular environment, i continue to test the validity, relevance and resonance of this culturally sensitive and informed musical genre. The analysis of this process, based on this folio of concert performances, is in part described and discussed in the my most recent published article (CPM), and in my co-authored book chapter (This Is My City - Rowtledge).

Item Details

Item Type:Other Exhibition
Keywords:Gospel in the Secular World: This Is My City; African American music in Australia
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Music Performance
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
Author:Legg, AFJ (Associate Professor Andrew Legg)
ID Code:106184
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Tasmanian College of the Arts
Deposited On:2016-02-02
Last Modified:2016-02-04
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