On Tuesday February 9, at 6 pm, tune in to KUVO JAZZ as we discuss the upcoming documentary “THE BLACK CHURCH: This is Our Story, This is Our Song” which will air on our sister station Rocky Mountain PBS.

We are teaming up with THE DROP to bring you a new voice with their host Kyle Speller, or “PK,” who is a former Urban Director for a Christian parachurch organization and Youth Pastor responsible for inner-city outreach. He serves as Associate Pastor at Emmanuel Christian Center and Team Chaplain for the Denver Nuggets and works as a professional Public Address Announcer for NBA sports teams.

PK will interview: Jonathan Wynne, Pastor Alvin Simpkins, and J. River.

Co-host Deborah Walker from KUVO’s Gospel Train, a Denver native. Walker has long served as be an influential leader in the gospel industry, and regularly works behind the scenes with artists, producers, and promoters.

Deborah will interview: Dr Michael Williams and Roger Holland.

This show will have a mix of discussion, historical exploration of musical roots of Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Hip-Hop to tell the story of “The Black Church” in Colorado and across the country.

Premiering on RMPBS on February 16 and 17 at 8 pm MST.
An intimate four-hour, two-part series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song” will explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.


With Thanks to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting


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