January 30, 2019 / Modified feb 1, 2019 10:51 a.m.

Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul

Celebrate Black gospel music's incredible influence all throughout February on NPR 89.1

Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul hero WXPN presents Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul, a special series celebrating Black gospel vast influence on American music. Listen each weekend in February on NPR 89.1. (PHOTO: WXPN)

Hear it only in February

Join us weekends this month for a special series from NPR celebrating black history. Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul celebrates Black gospel music’s profound and under-acknowledged influence on early rock and soul music.

Hosted by Grammy award-winning gospel singer Cece Winans, the series will feature performances The Fairfield Four, The Dixie Hummingbirds, the Fisk Jubilee Singers and numerous interviews with musicians, historians and scholars.

Airs Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. all through February on NPR 89.1.

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