Blind Boys Of Alabama

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QPAC says
"Seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert is part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience ... the best moments come when the group join forces for stirring harmonies ... Inspired and relevant ... borders on the miraculous" The Washington Post

The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognised around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators. They are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditions; the group helped to define those traditions in the 20th century and almost single-handedly created a new gospel sound for the 21st. Since the original members first sang together as kids in the late 1930s (including Jimmy Carter, who will be leading the group), the band has preserved through seven decades to become one of the most recognised and decorated Gospel Soul music groups in the world.

In the early 1960s, the band sang at benefits for Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, and were a part of the soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement. It's almost unbelievable that a group of blind, African-American singers, who started out touring during a time of whites-only bathrooms, restaurants and hotels, went on to win five Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and to perform at the White House for three different presidents.

See the Blind Boys of Alabama in the QPAC Concert Hall, one night only, 31 March 2016.
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By: QPAC