Using African American Musical Styles

Some of my hymns and worship songs use Gospel music idioms or popular idioms derived from African American musical traditions. If you make use of any of these pieces of music, I ask you to engage in a process of musical reparations by donating any money you might have put toward fees or licenses for use of the music to one of the following:
 - A racial justice organization of your choosing
- The Chicago Musicians Association, an organization supporting Black and African American composers
  - The Hamilton-Garrett Center for Music and Arts ("committed to the development of Boston's next generation of innovative artists through the celebration and preservation of Black music")

At present, the pieces I've written for which I ask you to make donations include:
 - The Church Where Love Lives
 - For a Faith
 - From Our Abundance We Give
 - Rooted and Grounded in Love
 - Spirit of Love
 - We Are Setting the Rainbow Table
 - What a Wondrous Day

For more information about musical reparations, please visit the Center for Congregational Song's website on the topic and review this Religion News Service article.