American group Dexter Walker and Zion Movement will hold a Christmas gospel concert in Bucharest at Cinema Patria on December 10, at 20:00. Founded in Chicago in 2003 by reverend Dexter Walker, Zion Movement is a group of 35 artists whose musical settings reinvent the traditional connection between the choir and its public. Dexter Walker and Zion Movement believe that music is a force capable to involve and encourage anyone who listens to it, thus becoming a precious source of inspiration for everybody.
The gospel song has a history that is longer than that of blues or jazz. This type of song is a modern version of the negro-spiritual song. There is a parallel evolution of the minstrel (entertainment music) and negro-spiritual music (defined by the religious element), although, technically speaking, the basic structures of the two are common, both being part of the Afro-American background.
Tickets for the show in Bucharest cost RON 65 (EUR 15), RON 99 (EUR 22) and RON 129 (EUR 29) and are available online on bilet.ro, at Cinema Patria, the Cărturești bookshop network, Mihai Eminescu bookshop and the TUI TravelCenter & EuroLines Agencies network.
The tour is supported by the Embassy of the United States of Ametica in Bucharest.