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Morehouse Celebrates African-American Church Music

Morehouse College is highlighting historical, black music with ''How Sweet the Sound: 2nd Ecumenical Celebration of Music in the Black Church.''
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  Morehouse College Music Department Chair Dr. Uzee Brown talks about “How Sweet the Sound: 2nd Ecumenical Celebration of Music in the Black Church” with WABE's Amy Kiley. They also delve into the music and traditions the event features.

One of Atlanta’s historically black colleges is highlighting historical, black music. Morehouse College will host “How Sweet the Sound: 2nd Ecumenical Celebration of Music in the Black Church” on Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10.

  It’s partly a conference — with workshops to help musicians brush up on their skills. It’s also part celebration — since it seeks to connect attendees with the legacy of African-American Christian music.

WABE’s Amy Kiley spoke with Dr. Uzee Brown. He’s chair of Morehouse’s Department of Music and one of the organizers behind the event.

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