ABU DHABI, In partnership with the Ministry of Tolerance, the US Embassy is hosting the Reginald Golden Singers � a musical group affiliated with the world-renowned Howard University Gospel Choir.
In the UAE, the singers are conducting a series of concerts, lectures, workshops, and master classes, with a focus on gospel music as a uniquely American art form. Born in African-American churches in the United States, gospel music has come to play a much larger role in US society both as an art form and as a key part of American culture and history, influencing the development of soul, R&B, and rock and roll music globally.
Abdullah Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Acting Executive Director of the National Tolerance Programme, highlighted the significance of the directions issued by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, to host this historic group which provides a platform to showcase the US and the UAE’s shared commitment to tolerance, as music has the ability to express values that words alone cannot. He noted that music provides a realistic and personal touch to ideals that reach all ages. “Tolerance grows when people learn from one another and understand each other’s cultural backgrounds and differences,” he said.
US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Steven C. Bondy said, “The United States and the United Arab Emirates are two nations that embody the ideal of people from different backgrounds living together in peace. In a nation where tolerance is celebrated as a virtue, we are thrilled to support the visit of the Reginald Golden Singers to the UAE, who will be performing to a host of diverse audiences during their week-long stay in the country.”
The visiting choir is scheduled to demonstrate and to present their specific form of expression by performing a series of events nationwide during their stay in the UAE In addition to musical renditions, the Reginald Golden Singer will hold master classes in the art of gospel.
Source: Emirates News Agency