The Broward Gospel Announcers Guild (BGAG) is an organization whose goal is to promote, preserve and increase the penetration of Gospel Music throughout the Americas and the world.
This year we partnered with African American Cultural Library and Research Center (AACLRC) to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the library. The library has decided that it would use the 1940s as a focal point of its celebration to highlight events and things that were happening during that era in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 5th Ave.
As a part of the celebration, the Broward Gospel Announcers Guild hosted an off Broadway musical that highlighted gospel music of the 1940s, that also showed how all other genres of music evolved from gospel music such as R&B, Jazz, Neo Soul, Rap, Hip-Hop and many other forms which was supposed to be a one-time event that took place on June 2, 2012, at 1 pm; and due to the success of the event, we have been asked to do it again.
This is a time line musical; introducing songs that are used in the African American Church today and one of the most favorites is “A Charge to Keep Our Have, Amazing Grace” with scene fading into the Sounds of Africa featuring KuKuwa Dancers and Drumline, acknowledging the African praise and worship; A Walk with Harriet Tubman singing “Wade In the Water”, accompanied by Liturgical dancers; each scene will be lead-up to 1940s highlighting such greats as Mahalia Jackson, Thomas Dorsey, Charles Tindley, and Rosetta Thorpe, The Dixie Hummingbirds and many others who paved the way for Gospel.
The Broward GAG wants to continue the momentum that we have going to take this musical to Broadway and of local communities; our goal is to educate every individual about the history of Gospel Music and the Black Church. In order to continue what we have established we will need funding to bring to help support what we are doing, so that we may feature such artist such as The Dixie Humming Birds, which still have one original. Who could really tell their own story of the 1940's, 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s up until today.
Your donation will help us bring our community closer to the arts and be able to tell where we came from and where we are going. Our community is clearly excited and eager to see this project succeed. You can be a part of this celebratory event that will continue to enhance the history of African American Musical Legacy with your financial support. Your contributions will be acknowledged on our websites and literature at all of our upcoming events throughout the year.
HALLELUJAH THE MUSICAL - THE LEGACY OF GOSPEL MUSIC