In America, Gospel music has been the cornerstone of communities, the soundtrack of movements such as civil rights, and the inspiration for many popular songs. In this class we will talk about the history around spirituals and gospel songs as we learn them, covering songs from slave poets and gospel composers alike.
Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn he delved into his southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through America's traditional music forms. As an integral member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and later Rhiannon Giddens band, Hubby has performed at festivals and venues around the world, earning himself both Grammy and Americana award nominations. Today he spreads his knowledge and love of old-time American music through his dynamic solo performances and engaging workshops.