February @ Montpelier Cultural Arts Center

Main, Library, and Resident Artist Galleries

 “Shout For Jmontpeliercultart-feboy”: African American Sacred Music Traditions

The 2017 Black History Month exhibition examines the development of sacred music within the African-American community. Through the stories behind the creation of spirituals, hymns, and gospel music, this exhibit uncovers the tremendous importance of sacred music in the black community beginning in West Africa and extending to the 21st century. Simultaneously, the exhibit highlights the important contributions made by Prince Georgians in the realm of black sacred music as vocalists, instrumentalists, composers, and more.