Gospel music is the music of hope and fortitude even amid the greatest of odds. It is an expressive art form that has its roots not just in religion, but politics, history and culture. It is a sound of a people brought together by their difficult circumstances, looking for others to lean on in solidarity. Gospel music has such a powerful effect that it enabled communities to mobilize and elect politicians that would fight for their interests. Until today, its power cannot be discounted. Listen and be moved by the music.
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