"Gospel music is always about freedom - freedom to dance, freedom to express, freedom to move, freedom to be." Prof. Karen Burke
The sound and influence of gospel music has continued to spread since its origins dating back to the times of slavery, finding audiences beyond its roots in the church.
Professor Karen Burke takes a look at Canadian gospel music, and our unique identity born by Caribbean grooves and jazz music.
About Karen Burke
Professor Karen Burke is Chair of the Music Department at York University. A prolific composer and arranger of gospel repertoire, she has written many original songs for the Toronto Mass Choir. Her work on the concert stage and in the recording studio includes collaborations with international musicians such as Carvin Winans, Ben Heppner, and Jackie Richardson.
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