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Gospel musician celebrates Black Music Month



Indianapolis, Indiana – When Lamar Campbell was just 8 years old, he started playing the piano at church. He began working as a music director at the age of 15.

Campbell says the choir taught him how to connect with gospel music. “It was only eight people in the choir and everyone had some kind of soulful testimony.”

The native of Indianapolis was the first performer signed by EMI Gospel, now known as Motown Gospel. According to Campbell, he has heard his songs sung in a variety of languages. There are people who sing this, “I love you, Jesus, I worship and adore you just want to tell you, Lord I love you, more than anything.”

“It is so important that we don’t leave out gospel music when we talk about Black Music Month. We know that gospel, jazz, and blues is the foundation of all Black music, and sometimes gospel gets left out. Gospel is such a positive and powerful message,” Campbell said.

Campbell represents the Gospel Music Workshop of America in the area. Campbell is also present at Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

He claims that helping individuals have a relationship with God is his ultimate goal.

“I got an email from the guy who said you probably will not remember me but I was the guy that came up to you after the concert and told you I was not a believer and I am now a believer and I am singing on the praise team,” Campbell said.