Black Entertainment : The Good Women Choir

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    Sweet tidings of the Good Women Choir
    By Benson Idonije

    For a decade and half, from the seventies to the eighties the Good Women Choir ruled the scene and established its dominance with good goespel music, an involvement which still remains its main preoccupation. However, the popularity of the choir has wanted over the years. Not that the quality of its music has in anyway deteriorated, but because the mood of the record-buying public has altered in favour of foreign-based gospel which now has a powerful influence on the youth. And this is because the music has been deliberately made overtly commercial to engender popular appeal, with elements of rock and funk as the main underlying features. However, under the able leadership of Mrs. D.A. Fasoyin, the group which is based in Ibadan, is still kicking and alive, wailing from one chorus to another, employing an effective group - vocal harmony style that identifies gospel with African music in terms of rhythm and the call and response pattern of singing. Usually, Mrs. Fasoyin dictates the tunes and the choir replies with joy, peace and good tidings as it preaches the gospel of Christ....

    http://www.bensonidonije.org/highlife/Sweet tidings of the Good Women Choir.pdf
     
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