(PRWEB) June 5, 2003
A press conference to announce the formation of the Urban Gospel Music Association (UGMA) has been scheduled June 13th, 2003, during the Bridging the Gap-Gospel Hip Hop Conference in Oakland Ca. This press conference will also introduce Evelyn Mack as the program coordinator for San Francisco State University’s new Gospel Music Academic Certificate Program.
Media credentials are free for all WORKING media, and includes free access to all events of the Bridging the Gap Conference.
ABOUT BRIDGING THE GAP:
Because of the negative image of mainstream Hip Hop as well as Gospel Hip Hop, BTG was designed to open a dialog between those in the traditionl gospel music industry and gospel hip hop communities.
Classes will also be held on marketing & promotion, and improving the overall business side of new Christian artists.
Over 40 artists are scheduled to perform during the conference held June 12-14 in Oakland Ca. at the Shiloh Christian Fellowship church, 3295 School St.
For registration go to www.gzunderground.com or call 510-472-0177
ABOUT THE UGMA:
The Urban Gospel Music Association was organized to address the needs of all urban gospel music artists in the Christian marketplace. The UGMA umbrella will include gospel hip hop, Christian jazz, reggae, contemporary gospel, comedy, and spoken word.
Composed of 5 national chapters to start, UGMA’s first official meeting will be held in Oakland Ca, sometime in July 2004 followed by the UGMA People’s Choice Awards.
For more info on UGMA contact Curtis Jermany at 510-472-0177 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOG WEAR TO OUTFIT ALL BRIDGING THE GAP CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS
Fog Wear, (Followers Of God Wear) has agreed to provide complimentary sports tops, ( value) to all pre registered for the Bridging The Gap Gospel Hip Hop conference. FOG the group is also scheduled to perform at the new artist showcase Thurs June 12th.
ABOUT FOG WEAR
People all over the world are supporting Fogwear. National gospel artist Tonex, Righteous Riders and even Geraud Henry from B.E.T supports Fogwear. Truly the owners Michael Ballard and Deandre Taylor are making a national impact in the gospel arena with their clothes line and their newly released CD, itÃ¢??s only imaginable what these young men will achieve in the Lord. Currently the compilation CD consists of five different artist bringing you five different flavors. Everything from Hip-Hop, R&B,Jazz, and Contemporary, this CD is sure to meet the needs of every individual. Both the CD and Clothing line can now be purchased in select store locations but soon to be available nationally.
Who are the owners of F.O.G?
In 1993 the Lord moved Assistant Pastor Michael Ballard and Minister DeAndre Taylor to develop the F.O.G. (Followers of God) Ministries concept. It was based on encouraging the lives of men and women in a time when so many people are discouraged; a ministry that reaches Christians through music, clothes, books and movies.
Fogwear (Followers Of God)
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