AEI Speakers Bureau’s Chris Long spent the day in New York City this past weekend with Vy Higginsen. Higginsen is the writer, producer and director of Mama, I Want To Sing, the longest running Off-Broadway musical in history and the founder and executive director of The Mama Foundation.

Five years ago, Vy Higginsen created the gospel music program Gospel for Teens. Teens are given the chance to try-out to be part of the musical group. The group sings primarily gospel music. Gospel is a form of Christian music that is typically written to express personal, spiritual or communal belief regarding Christian life. Gospel music can be traced back to the 18th century. Many notable singers were considered to be gospel artists including Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley, Patti LaBelle, Al Green and Aretha Franklin. Higginsen hopes that her gospel program will help keep gospel music alive.
Chris got the chance to see a performance of Sing Harlem Sing!, which is a musical that celebrates soul-stirring power, energy and enthusiasm of the human voice. The show is currently playing at the Dempsey Theater in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. The show is expected to open in London in 2013. Chris also got the privilege of sitting in on an advanced gospel class taught by one of Higginsen’s original students!
Consider bringing in Higginsen for your next event! She can speak on many topics including Gospel from Generation to Generation, Women in Radio and From Willingness to Willpower

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