Zoe Exhibition Celebrates 70 Years of UK Black Gospel Music

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Inspired by this year’s 70th anniversary of the Windrush arrival that brought a wave of Caribbean settlers to the UK Zoe Gospel launched a special exhibition celebrating 70 years of Black Gospel Music in the United Kingdom.

2018 marks 70 years since the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks bringing with it 472 passengers from the Caribbean. They had been drafted from various corners of the British Empire to help in the rebuilding of Britain after World War II.

To mark the occasion Zoe Gospel Promotions launched ‘The Jordan’s Demeanours Project’, a 3 year Heritage Lottery funded project which conducted research in to black history and the history of Black Gospel Music in the United Kingdom since the Windrush arrival in 1948.

Running from 19th June to 1st July the exhibition presented material drawn from the Jordan’s Demeanours research as well as live music performances, talks, and singing workshops. The exhibition was installed at Stratford Library, London, and mobile exhibition installations at various schools and libraries across Newham, London.

Further information about the Jordan’s Demeanours Project resource book and online video documentary can be found at www.zoegospelpromo.co.uk

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