R. Kelly touches

Those who sat through the entire 4 hour live stream of Whitney Houston’s funeral last Saturday, held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, witnessed family and friends pay their respect, and celebrate Whitney’s life. Kevin Costner and Clive Davis shared their fond memories, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder did so through their music. Utterly touching was a heartfelt rendition of I Look To You by R. Kelly, and the beautiful Don’t Cry For Me by CeCe Winans. Watch both below.
Truly moving was the finale, when the casket was brought out I Will Always Love You. The legacy lives on.

Rejoice

If you love Soul music – if you love music full stop – be sure to check into a theater near you for the latest Magnolia Pictures release. Rejoice and Shout brings together the best African-American Gospel music has to offer. Through rare photo, audio and video material the film portrays the musical history of African-American Christianity and its correlation to the story of African-American culture at large. Gospel is at the base of many popular musical genres such as  Soul, RnB and Hip Hop, and continues to influence or even shape contemporary artists. Check the official site for details or let this trailer convince you. Must see.