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DATE: Nov. 3, 2005

Singer, rap artist to discuss gospel music in the 21st century

DEARBORN---The African and African American Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host two presentations on gospel music in the 21st century this month.

The first, titled "A Conversation with Stellar Award-winning Gospel Singer, Producer and Entrepreneur Vickie Winans," will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Room 1030, CASL Building.

The second, titled "A Conversation with Christian Rap Artist, Producer and Promoter Kiwi," will take place Wednesday, Nov. 30 in Room 1013, CASL Building.

Both speakers will discuss their training and performance style, along with topics like the challenges for women within the church and the music industry, and why Detroit remains a dominant force in gospel music. The presentations will include audio/video illustrations, question-and-answer sessions with the audience and a reception.
The events are supported by a Diversity Challenge Grant from the Office of the Provost.

For more information, contact humanities Prof. Deborah Smith Pollard, director of the African and African American Studies Program, at (313) 593-5213 or e-mail


The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers’ views.




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