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A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement

Recently (Christmas 2009), I came across a singer, Yolanda Adams. I inexplicably am drawn to her music now and I don’t even like gospel music. I heard her singing Christmas tunes in the car last year and was hooked. I went to my Facebook page today and there in the corner was an ad for In Performance at the White House tonight at 8:00 pm on PBS.

I decided to write about her because you might also be interested in someone who is genuinely a great songstress regardless of the genre of music they gravitate towards. Some people sound wonderful recorded with computers fixing all their errors and no talent voices, but she is the real deal. She sounds even better live. I also decided to write about this because it fulfills my daily requirement of posting Black History. The White House performance is a salute to the Civil Rights Movement. If you get the opportunity check out the broadcast. If you are interested in Yolanda but are unable to watch the show, you can go to YouTube and check out one of my favorite songs by her. I first heard it on Iron Cook American’s website. It’s a rather new site and he asked me to promote it. Give him a visit.

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