Updated: Nov 6, 2018
Soul Revolution is the theme title for GAPAS’ music concert. Soul music is a popular music genre that originated in the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combined elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues, and often jazz.
Soul music became popular for dancing and listening in the United States – where music such as that of the Motown, Atlantic and Stax labels was influential during the period of the civil rights movement – and across the world, directly influencing rock music and the music of Africa. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is “music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying”. Soul music has a catchy rhythm, stressed by handclaps and extemporaneous body moves, are an important feature of soul music. Don’t miss the next one.