Students learn about music through black history - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Students learn about music through black history

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Students take a trip through black history by listening to songs from different periods in black culture.

The Albany State University Drama Team and the Anointed Gospel Choir performed for elementary, middle and high school students at South Georgia Regional Achievement Center today.

They sang hymns, old time spirituals and contemporary gospel songs to give students a taste of how music has evolved while keeping the same purpose of telling stories.

Dr. Wendy Coleman said, "All of that comes out of the history of story telling through song and many of the spirituals do just that. They tell stories of struggle, of pain, even of joy and celebration and that's all kids want to do today. When they rap, it might sound crazy to us and we say turn that down, but really, they're just telling their stories and that's what all music does, it tells a story."

Sometimes that story is a life lesson. Once, when the group got off key during a song, they stopped, acknowledged their mistake and started over.

Dr. Wendy Coleman told the students it was a good learning moment. Anytime you make a mistake, you need to correct it and forge ahead.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

    Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:12:00 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    Carolyn Edwards is now charged with Two counts of Simple Battery and two counts of Exploitation Of an Elderly Person. According to a report, the victim was an 87 year old patient. So far it hasn't been confirmed if Edwards was the caretaker of that man but that the incident did happen at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

    More >>

    Carolyn Edwards is now charged with Two counts of Simple Battery and two counts of Exploitation Of an Elderly Person. According to a report, the victim was an 87 year old patient. So far it hasn't been confirmed if Edwards was the caretaker of that man but that the incident did happen at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

    More >>
  • Young Tifton actress makes her mark in Hollywood

    Young Tifton actress makes her mark in Hollywood

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:00:22 GMT
    Caitlin Carmichael and Luke Colombero (Source: Frank Sayles, Jr.)Caitlin Carmichael and Luke Colombero (Source: Frank Sayles, Jr.)

    Actress Caitlin Carmichael, 12, a Tifton native, is among an ensemble cast of child actors who won a Young Entertainer Award at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

    More >>

    Actress Caitlin Carmichael, 12, a Tifton native, is among an ensemble cast of child actors who won a Young Entertainer Award at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

    More >>
  • Long-awaited rest stop opens Monday

    Long-awaited rest stop opens Monday

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-03-24 15:53:05 GMT
    (Source: GA Dept. of Transportation)(Source: GA Dept. of Transportation)

     The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Friday that the newly refurbished Interstate 75 north and south rest areas in Turner County will reopen Monday.

    More >>

     The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Friday that the newly refurbished Interstate 75 north and south rest areas in Turner County will reopen Monday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly