Why should we listen to gospel music during the covid-19 pandemic


Humanity has been struck by a surprising and traumatic event at the start of this year 2020: the Covid-19. pandemic. People have experienced and continue experiencing dramatic and traumatic situations. Some people react immediately, others can develop reactions years later and can be marked by the events for a long time. Our reactions can range from a state of shock, withdrawal into oneself with feelings of fear, anger, grief, confusion, frustration, loneliness, despair ...

Such a dramatic situation could affect our physical and psychological state, and impact our thoughts, feelings, behavior, physical well-being as well as our relationship with our neighbors and our entire society.

Fortunately, we have good news: gospel music to set us free from our thoughts of sadness, to regulate our emotionality and stimulate our capacity for empathy.


Where does gospel come from?

This music was born in the United States at the time of the slavery of the blacks and their Protestant and Catholic evangelization; Arrived on the American continent, the slaves are the object of a kind of training (period of acclimatization called the seasoning by the Anglo-Saxon slavers). Cut off from their roots (they are separated from their family, their ethnic group, their linguistic group, they are given a new name), they must get used to the particular conditions of the country (forced learning of the language, life on plantations, religion, etc.) and working conditions.

They sought the escape from their infernal world throughout songs of consolation in which messages and secret codes are hidden. The song becomes at the same time of religious significance and also of hidden resistance.

The suffering of people gives a plaintive color to these songs. The gospel presents then the characteristic of a sad tune.

Today we live in a world free from racist and oppressive ideals. The gospel concept of Your Gospel Team then has a different scope, they are voices that come from the heart, presenting a humanist and spiritual character, a character of solidarity and unity. They are voices that convey a message of comfort, consolation, motivation, hope and joy of life.

According to the conclusion of a scientific study published on October 20, 2014 in Plos One, "Sad music can be appreciated not only as something aesthetic, as an abstract reward, but it also plays a role in well-being, it brings consolation and regulates bad mood and negative emotions. "


Authentic gospel: a captivating melody that makes one feel better

Our big question is why it is necessary to attend a gospel concert during this period of pandemic.

"The Covid-19 virus not only attacks our physical health, it also increases psychological suffering," said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

The current coronavirus pandemic is a particular and unusual reality. This affects people on a physical level, but also on a psychological level. Indeed, in such a context, many people have experienced and continue experiencing reactions of sadness, fear, stress, anxiety and depression.

Since March, faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, lockdown measures have been imposed in our various communities. Thousands of people are traumatized by this surprising event. The constant fear of being infected, and the disrupted or more precarious living conditions have consequences on the mental health of populations.

The lockdown situation and its psychosocial and economic consequences but also the fear, for oneself and ones relatives, of contamination, of the virus, of the disease and its consequences (serious somatic damage and death) are factors that act on mental health of our populations.

During this corona virus outbreak, several families lost their loved ones for whom no tribute could even be paid. They still carry this pain in their hearts. Many people have lost their jobs and find themselves in a situation of unprecedented precariousness and no joy in life.

Although the events experienced may be collective during this coronavirus pandemic, the feelings would be individual and long term. No one else can describe exactly how each individual feels. And that, our artists make it their motto for this end of the year: Nobody knows the difficulty that the other is going through. So they align themselves with this old Negro Spiritual song from 1867, "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen,
Nobody knows my sorrow.
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory hallelujah.

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down,
Oh, yes, Lord.
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground.
Oh, yes, Lord.

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen,
Nobody knows my sorrow.
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory hallelujah.

Glory hallelujah.

Also, at Your Gospel Team, we believe that the virus should not permanently prevent us from living; gospel being simple music in its choral expression, it can be sung anywhere. This choral song is the best anti-stress at this time of pandemic. Sending good vibes, in the body, the heart and the head, is the new mission of Your Gospel Team. Gospel entertainment for family events, gospel concerts in shopping malls, flash mobs in open spaces can be an ideal channel to reach the general audience.

In addition, we would like to make the shopping malls entertained during the month of December, well visited and also meeting spots for the hope. Our whole team is convinced that listening to captivating music like gospel therefore leads to beneficial effects on the emotions, effects such as nostalgia, appeasement, tenderness, upliftment and wonder. .

During this period of pain and sadness, the professional artists of Your Gospel Team gave themselves a new gospel mission: "GO and SPELL", which means "GO and ANNOUNCE". So, the new mission is to go and spread the hope and the joy of living. Therefore, a special repertoire is created for the events of this period. The fact of feeling, via our collections of songs that we offer you, a strong emotion, would allow to start the circuit of consolation, comfort and hope.

Your Gospel Team and its entire team make every effort to offer you actions and concepts adapted to the situation we are living now, to welcome you in the best conditions and allow you, when it is appropriate, to experience a moment of appeasement, tenderness and wonder.

So, do not hesitate to contact us for any project of organizing and entertaining your family events, your corporate events or your concerts at the end of 2020.

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Monday, 27 September 2021

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