#MusicSermon is my baby; my happiest accident. An online “place” for musical “worship,” where we praise our legends, testify about the good works of the unsung, and rejoice in the blessings of soul music.
Started as a weekly twitter series, #MusicSermon quickly grew into a community of music lovers and a source of communal nostalgia, with artists, celebs, influencers and regular music heads regularly joining in for service.
For the last half of 2019, bandwidth forced me to put #MusicSermon on a bit of hiatus, but the doors of the church have reopened for 2020.
The below posts offer just a sampling of the #MusicSermon experience. Visit #MusicSermon’s site or follow on twitter to be part of a “service” in real time.
FOR THE COOL: Babyface & LA
In the midst of all the songwriter and producer battle conversations, I went back to refresh one of the earliest #MusicSermons on the book of Kenneth… Edmunds (with some passages from the Psalms of Antonio).
We Danced Hard AF in the ’90s
The first #MusicSermon, before it was a #MusicSermon, remixed. A celebration of choreographed moved, matching outfits, high energy jams, and flexible joints. Amen.
Remembering the Remix
The concept of the “remix,” has mostly been lost; beats are sent via email, feature vocals sent back the same way. But remixes used to be EVENTS. We look back at the golden era.
What’s a Church Without a Music Ministry?
Most #MusicSermons have accompanying playlists, and sometimes there are playlists just because the occasion calls for it (artist birthdays, key anniversaries, etc).
You need these playlists in your life.
Related to #MusicSermon
- Disco is the Genre of Self-Identity“Music fans and historians have had a collective realization over the last couple of decades that the anti-disco sentiment was all spin. Not really about the music, but who the music represented: Black, Hispanic, Latinx and LGBTQ+ people and women – basically everybody except the bros holding onto classic rock for dear life.” READ DISCO’S
- The Zora Music CanonA Collection of the Most Iconic and Impactful Albums by African American Women I was a contributor to Zora Mag’s list of the 100 most iconic albums by African American women, a thoughtful and exhaustive work that spans seven decades and multiple genres, and I’m so proud to have been part of this work, and
- #ShareTheMicNowOn Wednesday June 10th, I was one of 50 Black women participating in a first-of-its-kind amplification exercise: white women with large platforms turned them over – literally – to Black women for the day to use as we see fit. An opportunity to promote ourselves, our work, our causes, or just have a dialogue –