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  • Come Let Us Sing: Gospel Music Legacies

    When: Friday, June 30, 2023, 6 p.m. ET
    Where: Ralph Rinzler Main Stage
    Category: Film
    Category: Performances
    Real-time captioning available

    Join us for an evening of uplifting voices and joyful noise as we celebrate the spirit of gospel.

    Hailed as one of the “Queens of Sacred Steel,” we open the evening with Fran “Lady Strings” Grace on the steel guitar. An interlude with Kingdom Fellowship AME Church will highlight the roots of contemporary gospel with a set of traditional African American hymns. To close the evening, clap your hands and rejoice to the soul-shaking sounds of NEA National Heritage Fellows the Legendary Ingramettes.

    The evening will also feature the big-screen premiere of a short documentary film on gospel singer/teacher and Maryland Heritage Award winner Shelley Ensor, produced by the Maryland State Arts Council with Wide Angle Youth Media, an arts education nonprofit in Baltimore.

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