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via EEWMagazine:

A new radio documentary that explores the history of Black Gospel music and illustrates its significant influence on the formation of rock and soul music will be broadcast by US public radio stations in February during Black History Month.

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, CeCe Winans, will host The Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul —a radio documentary highlighting the power, influence and contribution of Gospel on secular genres.

54-year-old Winans said, “Gospel music’s influence on early R&B, soul, and rock and roll is significant, and the stories we tell and share in the documentary wonderfully illustrate that.”

Listeners will discover that popular artists like Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and many others may have had worldwide crossover appeal, but their roots are firmly in Gospel music.

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