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Gospel Music Online
At A Better Gospel we are here for one reason: to celebrate the rich and soulful sounds of Gospel Music. Our audience seeks to find inspiration, positivity and spiritual support through the sounds that are both distinctly African American and Christian. Here you will find the many voices following in the tradition of the men and women who dedicated their lives to spreading their love and the message of their faith.
The Journey of Gospel Music
Gospel Music is steeped in tradition, telling the story of the men and women who traveled the country from town to town raising money from their talents. As the popularity of the music spread, recordings were made of their compositions and traditional renditions of the music they knew. It created a historic contribution to the African community, not only by creating a distinct sound to the music enjoyed in the community, but also for the plight of the people and the stories they tell through music. The recordings are a proud testament to the culture and are preserved and shared through our black gospel music online.
Here you can listen to the four distinct genres of gospel music that exist. If you’d like to read about them, here they are.
The contemporary gospel is a modern incarnation of the genre, very popular amongst young people. While not unique to black gospel music, this modernization of biblical hymns is innovative and ingenious and has been very successful in attracting younger people to the church. Contemporary gospel music features vocalists singing over electronic instrumentals or choir backing. The contemporary gospel is so popular in North America that it has had its own radio stations and television stations developed entirely for people to listen to and enjoy the music.
The traditional gospel is much the same today as it was over a hundred years ago. As mentioned in the introduction, it was developed by black churchgoers in the southernmost states of the United States of America. It is a distinct genre that is unlike any other, apart of course, from its sub-genres. Traditional gospel music is liked by all, but favored most by the older generation, as the contemporary gospel is unquestionably the favorite of the young. Traditional gospel music is very popular all over the United States now and is a staple of the African American community and something universally associated with them.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
Praise and worship is a combination of traditional gospel and contemporary gospel. The praise and worship singer, who if they were just singing contemporary gospel music, would be singing alone, sings in front of a small choir or quartet. Praise and worship is another genre of the gospel that is incredibly popular amongst the youth due to its fusion of styles. Praise and worship are very popular in and out of churches and can be listened to offline or online. There are many television channels and radio stations dedicated to praise and worship music. Now, with the help of this page, you know four styles of gospel music that you can listen to on the radio in the comfort of your own home. Gospel music is very popular, and a lot of fun, and is certainly something you should give a listen to.
Supporting a Rich Religious Cultural Community
Through our music program, we support the community while bringing the best of this music genre to the public. Our extensive music library brings music from all aspects of gospel music allowing us to elevate awareness while bringing joy to the hearts of our listeners. You can listen to a wide variety of music from the Golden Age of Gospel Music straight through to the most popular modern performers. The music is beautifully produced and tells the stories of our community, its struggles, and its triumphs.
Keeping Gospel Music Alive
Our goal is to keep gospel music alive so it can be shared and loved by future generations. This genre cannot be lost due to a lack of airtime. At A Better Gospel, both dedicated fans of the performers as well as new listeners can celebrate the beauty of the music and its inspirational spirit whenever they can use a lively motivation to their day.
Bringing Pride to Youth
Our musical programming also brings pride to youth in the African American community setting an example of what can be achieved through perseverance and determination. The struggles of many black gospel singers and groups are often reflected in their songs, but their success is a testament to their dedication and commitment to their beliefs and history. New fans are made through A Better Gospel where people of all ages and backgrounds can discover free black gospel music online.
Sharing All Genres
We share all genres of gospel music, providing something for everyone. From contemporary gospel with its modern sounds, impactful vocals and upbeat sounds to the traditional gospel originally sung over a century ago, people of all ages can listen in to this inspirational music. We also play praise and worship, combining the sounds of both traditional and contemporary music creating a fusion genre that is more fun and upbeat.
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