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The Color of SoundRace, Religion, and Music in Brazil$
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John Burdick

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814709221

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814709221.001.0001

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The Bible Is Full of Prophecies

The Bible Is Full of Prophecies

Black Evangelical Musicians and Black Politics

(p.159) 5 The Bible Is Full of Prophecies
The Color of Sound

John Burdick

NYU Press

This chapter considers how the identities cultivated within each of the musical scenes influence musicians' attitudes toward struggles for racial justice. Gospel samba artists have a weak record of supporting any of the causes just mentioned; rather, their mode of reaching out to the world remains fixed on religious evangelization. Gospel rappers, in contrast, have become involved in a variety of racial justice projects but, significantly, do not a take a leadership role in promoting them. Their identities as poor and young motivate them to lead projects intended to help the poor; when it comes to race-based initiatives, they participate primarily in secondary roles. At the end of the day, it turns out that it is the melody-based black gospel artists, catalyzed by their strong black identities, who are best represented as leaders of racial justice projects.

Keywords:   racial justice, gospel samba, gospel rap, black gospel, black identities

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