Ovations is an inspirational journey through the full spectrum of gospel music. Rooted in the original anti-supremacist sounds of shape note singing, gospel music has been the soundtrack for political movements and the inspiration of an oppressed people. The music has flourished and nourished a nation with hope as its message and liberation, justice and freedom as its principles.
Every Sunday morning, hosts Warren Cooper and Bobbi I. Booker curate the experience of the gospel music tradition, taking you from the classic spirituals to contemporary and progressive iterations of the genre. Ovations celebrates the worship focused culture of the Black Church in America and illuminates the spaces where it lives in the culture of popular music.