ICYMI: A wrap of this week’s arts news

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT FESTIVALS

Living legends of gospel music and five-time Grammy Award winners, The Blind Boys of Alabama will make their first ever appearance at WOMADelaide in Adelaide’s Botanic Park on 6 and 7 March 2020.

The Blind Boys of Alabama have come to define the sound of the American South across a career that spans seven decades. Not just gospel singers borrowing old traditions, they have redefined these traditions and almost single-handedly created a new gospel sound for the 21st Century. Their career has seen the band perform at benefits for Dr Martin Luther King Jr and become part of the soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement, win five Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and perform at the White House for three different presidents.

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