Outreach 24/7: The Gospel Ensemble In Concert
Published on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 1:56pm
In recognition of African American Music Appreciation Month, come out, sit back, relax and enjoy the smooth gospel music of Outreach 24/7 on Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m.
African American Music Appreciation Month in the United States has been recognized since June 7, 1979 when President Jimmy Carter first designated the occasion in June as Black Music Month. For each year of his term, President Barack Obama christened the celebration African American Music Apprecition Month. The June commemoration pays tribute to the rich tradition and contributions of black musicians, composers, singers and songwriters to America's social fabric and culture. The musical genres include spirituals, blues and soul, jazz, rock and roll and hip hop.
Outreach 24/7 is one of the most unique gospel ensembles in the Washington metropolitan area. The group has gained national attention for its new style of music, better known as "Gospel Groove," which combines a mixture of Go-Go Music, Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemparary Gospel and Soul Music. The ensemble has produced four inspirational CDs: Gospel Grove, 24 Hours, Get Off the Pew, and its newest project, Secret Place, which has been described as a Praise Party. Outreach 24/7 has performed at numerous venues, including the City of Praise Sactuary (Landover, Md.), the Zealia Centre (Capitol Heights, Md.), St Paul AME Church (Winchester, Va.), the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and the Bobby Jones Gospel Hour. The ensemble can be heard on Sunday mornings in the metropolitan region on Praise Radio station, 104.1 FM.
You do not want to miss this free "food for the soul" gospel concert.