Decolonizing Gospel Music: A Practical Guide


Is the lyrical content of Black British gospel music – from choral music to Christian hip-hop – colonial? Does it express ideas of God shaped by the necropolitical Christian categories imposed during the violent settler-colonialism of the West Indies? Using materials from the Jamaican Bible Remix album (5 AM Records), Robert introduces gospel songs/videos that are, instead, informed by decolonial Christian thought, womanist theology, Black Biblical studies and theodicy.
Robert Beckford is an interdisciplinary activist scholar working to confront and overturn injustice across various social issues in the African diaspora.

Robert Beckford