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Mica’s Gospel Gold – BBC Radio 2

Next year, Mica Paris returns to BBC Radio 2 with Mica’s Gospel Gold, a four part series with music to lift the spirit and some familiar best-selling artists telling Mica about their love for gospel.

Each episode will feature a carefully curated playlist that both celebrates the best gospel music, as performed by our biggest and most beloved stars, but also introduces the cream of contemporary gospel - from the US megastars to the British artists and the choirs that popstars line-up to collaborate with.

Episode one is dedicated to two friends and two peerless gospel performers, Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples. Mica traces their incredible gospel careers and influence on pop and gospel stars through to the present day, such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Lauryn Hill. Episode two focuses on British gospel with a look at the choirs and current stars in the UK dominating their field and those artists influenced by the genre. In the third episode, Mica will be Raising the Roof with an hour of the best up-tempo, high energy gospel classics, where Mica explains just how these artists reach such a crescendo. And in episode four, in The Gospel of Pop Revisited, Mica has more of the best gospel that left the church and crossed into the pop charts.

Producer: Jenny Smith, BBC Audio

Source BBC Radio 2

November 25, 2022 6:15am ET by BBC Radio 2  

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