Sounds of Blackness

Sounds of Blackness

Sounds of Blackness

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Hold up Your Light (Afro Beat Mix) album art
  • Hold up Your Light (Afro Beat Mix)
  • September 2022
  • 1 Song

Top Songs

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Optimistic
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Hold On (Part 2)
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I Believe
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Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
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I'm Going All The Way

Albums

  • Hold Up Your Light

    Jul 2022 • 1 song

  • Juneteenth Celebration

    May 2022 • 1 song

  • Royalty

    Oct 2021 • 1 song

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Sounds of Blackness

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Sounds of Blackness, a 40-person choir and ten-piece orchestra led by Gary Hines, combined traditional African music with urban soul to become one of the most distinctive and popular contemporary gospel groups. Over the course of their career, the group won many awards, from organizations as diverse as the Grammies and the NAACP. Russel Knight formed the group that would prove to be the origins of Sounds of Blackness in 1969 at St. Paul, Minnesota's Macalester College. It wasn't until 1971, when Gary Hines was hired as their musical director, that the group developed its own ...
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