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The Gospel of Madame Biddy Produced by Dexter Story & Jae Deal

Music to Celebrate LA’s Praise Origins and Founding Matriarch
Composer/writer/producer Dexter Story’s Grand Performances programs have paid tribute to everyone from Gil Scott-Heron to Sly and the Family stone. This program will feature a jubilant, soul-stirring biographical gospel homage to Madame Biddy Mason, whose story of transformation from disenfranchised and displaced slave to wealthy businesswoman and founder of Los Angeles' First AME Church is brought to life with an all-star lineup of musicians. Versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger Jae Deal adds his touch as co-producer to this full-bodied celebration. Members of DTLA’s The Urban Voices Project will mingle among the audience encouraging everyone to participate in a mini sing along.