Pick of the week: The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:47 PM 

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What's it all about?

Award-winning American Jazz musician Kirk Whalum explores how gospel and jazz have fused together to create a new sound and genre. There is lots of live performances to enjoy, while viewers will gain a greater understanding of what it means for two very different musical genres to come together.

Who is in it?

Whalum features prominently, while the likes of Leonard William 'Doc' Gibbs Jr, Kevin Whalum, Gerald Veasley, Braylon Lacy, and Shelea also feature in either interview sections or live performances.

Why should you watch it?

For those who love music, this documentary is a great way to learn more about what happens when two genres fuse together. South Africans love gospel too, so a greater insight into the music the country appreciates can be obtained. It will also be interesting to see whether this trend has influenced current South African gospel, as the genre is constantly evolving to keep up with current trends and interests.

When can you watch it?

Click here to see when the documentary will be showing.

Do you think gospel and jazz have successfully fused together in South Africa? Let us know in the comments section below.


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