Exhibition - How Sweet The Sound: Gospel Music In Los Angeles

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm


How Sweet The Sound: Gospel Music In Los Angeles

How Did Los Angeles Become A Hub Of 20th-Century Gospel Music. With Vintage Artifacts And Photographs, Memorabilia, And Other Fascinating Ephemera, How Sweet The Sound Explores This Facet Of Los Angeles’ Religious History And Highlights Beloved Gospel Musicians Including James Cleveland, Andraé Crouch, Sallie Martin, And Others. The Exhibition Charts The Story Of Gospel In LA, Including The Azusa Street Revival In 1906, The Great Migration To Los Angeles In The 1940's, Musical Innovators Within Black Church Congregations, Its Key Role During The Civil Rights Era, And The Thriving Commercial Success It Enjoyed Afterward. Each Period Contributed To Producing A Global Musical Phenomenon That Shifted American Popular Culture And Politicsand Uplifted The Country For Generations.

How Sweet The Sound Is A Collaboration With The University Of Southern California USC Gospel Music Archive. The Exhibition Is Curated By Tyree Boyd-Pates, History Curator And Program Manager, CAAM, In Conjunction With Dr. Daniel E. Walker, Founder And Curator Of The Gospel Music History Archive At The USC Digital Library.

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