Chicago, The ‘Vatican and Mecca’ of Gospel Music

The Chicago Gospel Music Festival begins today – take a look back at Chicago’s integral role in gospel music.
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Chicago, The ‘Vatican and Mecca’ of Gospel Music

Gospel music's "Father," and "Mother," "Queen" and "King," all made their career or were born in Chicago, where the soul-stirring music was first developed and popularized. Discover the development of gospel and its main players in Chicago on the weekend of the city's Gospel Music Festival


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