The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
Artwork by Alex Nero; Design by The Art Dictator
Friday, April 23 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Flaming? Midnight Musical (Room A: Sky Church)

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The Flaming? Midnight Musical (Room A: Sky Church)

The Flaming? Midnight Musical is a late(r) night session that celebrates the spiritual and social fire, that is, great musical skill explored in the spectrum of Black music forms. Traditionally, the midnight musical serves as entertainment for churchgoing young adults that did not "go to the club" on Friday nights. However, somehow attendees managed to go to both venues. At these concerts, organizers showcased community and college gospel choirs to demonstrate their musical prowess, a sonic representation of the best "church party" that they could ignite. This concert will activate the virtual performance space, erasing the boundaries between sacred and secular, by featuring artists who represent the best of both worlds.

The Talent:
    • Tamara Jade
    • Charles Anthony Bryant
    • Larry Brownlee
    • Angela Marie Jones
    • Patrick Dailey
    • Harold Wheat
    • Philip Bingham
Special thanks to Indiana University Global Pop Music Initiative for their sponsorship of this event. 

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Alisha Lola Jones

Assistant Professor, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology; Faculty Director of the Global Pop Music Initiative, Indiana University (Bloomington)
Rev. Dr. Alisha Lola Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and faculty director of the Global Pop Music Initiative at Indiana University (Bloomington). Dr. Jones is a board member of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM, a member of the... Read More →


LaQuentin “Q” Jenkins

LaQuentin “Q” Jenkins, M.Div., originally from Sumter, SC, is a worship leader, song writer, arranger and educator with a driving passion for the Black Church, music ministry and congregational worship. “Q” is best known for his work with the award winning Claflin University... Read More →
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Tamara Jade

Tamara Jade is an independent artist, entertainer, producer, and content creator, hailing from Bowie, Prince George's County, Maryland. While on NBC’s The Voice, she garnered the first 4-Chair Turn of the season. John Legend described her voice as having a "fire in it" and that... Read More →
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Charles Anthony Bryant

C. Anthony Bryant is emerging as one of the most versatile, powerful, and technically sound voices of our day. A highly sought after vocalist, orator, pedagogue, composer, and coach, Bryant has performed in houses of worship, clubs, and concert halls, both in the United States and... Read More →
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Angela Marie Jones

A native Washingtonian, Angela Marie Jones seeks to form a full-bodied faith legacy that promotes critical thought, ecumenism, and interfaith dialogue that may influence younger generations through areas of the arts, business, and mentorship. Growing up in the household of Word of... Read More →
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Patrick Dailey

Patrick Dailey has been described as possessing “a powerful and elegant countertenor voice” (Los Angeles Daily News) and a “VOCAL STANDOUT” (Boston Classical Review). An active performer, voice teacher, educator, vocal director, arts curator, researcher, and arts/community... Read More →
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Harold Wheat

Minister Harold Wheat, Jr. has worked with voices and musical instruments at the performance level for more than 45 years. Viewing his gift of music as ministry in every application, he has worked with both voices and instrumentalists in college, community, church, workplace, and... Read More →
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Philip Bingham

Phil Bingham has achieved recognition as a consummate musician, pianist, music educator and minister of music. He started his musical career at the age of eight, playing piano at Bethany C&MA Church in Bronx, New York, attended the original High School of Music and Art in NYC. The... Read More →

Friday April 23, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room A: Sky Church