Tag Archives: Gospel Music

York U gospel music scholar available on the African American vocal genre

Professor Karen Burke is considered an authority on gospel music, including its origins dating back to slavery TORONTO, Feb. 09, 2022 – “Gospel music since its inception, and even further back to the development of spirituals by enslaved Africans, has always been about encouraging people and uplifting the soul,” says York University Professor Karen Burke, a singer, […]

Unpacking the power of gospel music to Black history

York University expert is available to explain gospel music popularity and history TORONTO, February 10, 2020 – Gospel music is so ingrained in pop culture today that gospel choirs are everywhere from the Superbowl and Grammys to detergent and car commercials, says Karen Burke, one of Canada’s leading authorities on gospel music’s history and performance […]