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A once in a lifetime performance at Gathering Place! Kirk Franklin will be headlining a special gospel celebration during 100 days! Tulsa's Metropolitan Baptist Church Choir and The Walls Group will join the evening of music. Bringing rhythm and soul, this concert performance is going to be unlike anything Tulsa has seen before.
6:00 p.m. - MET Choir
6:30 p.m. - The Walls Group
7:45 p.m. - Kirk Franklin
Known as an incomparable artist, speaker, author, businessman and humanitarian and after more than 20 years as the top selling contemporary Gospel artist, multiple Grammy award winner, Kirk Franklin, shows no signs of slowing down. In 1993 Kirk revolutionized Gospel Music and bridged the gap between the faith community and mainstream Urban Music culture. The genius fusion of the gospel message and hip-hop beats have made him a mainstay atop Billboard charts for more than 20 years.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Kirk Franklin is Chairman & CEO of Fo Yo Soul Entertainment based in Dallas, TX. The company includes Fo Yo Soul Recordings -- (a Joint Venture with RCA Records); a Management arm and a Booking and Touring division that includes both performances and speaking engagements. Kirk's greatest joy is his wife Tammy, happily married for 20 years, and their 4 children that reside in Dallas, TX.
• 12 Grammy Awards
• 39 Stellar Awards
• 16 Dove Awards
• 8 NAACP Image Awards
• 3 BET Music Awards
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The history of American Urban music is sprinkled with notable young talented singing groups and bands. From the Jackson 5 to The Clark Sisters, brothers and sisters banning their musical talents together have kept generations of music lovers entertained and captivated of the fantasylike life of family entertainers. There is a new generation of gifted kinfolk and the word on The Walls Group is spreading quickly throughout Gospel and Christian music.
From deep in the heart of Texas comes The Walls Group. Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah are the singing four of eight children born to Roger and Alicia Walls. With musically inclined parents, these kids could not escape the melodies and harmonies that coursed throughout the household and seeped into their souls. Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah are on a fast track to music notoriety, but under the watchful eye and firm hands of parents who have instilled the Word of God into them. Ministry is the heart of The Walls Group and singing is the vessel in which to tell of the good news. Their youthful voices stand toe to toe with some of the leading gospel artist today. Worship, contemporary gospel and a blend of urban pop comes alive with their charming charisma and stage presence.
The Walls Group is incredibly talented but remain grounded in family values and dedicated to ministry. They love spending time with their granny, Bayonne Moody and are always listening to music by their favorites Kim Burrell, Kiki Sheard, The Soul Seekers, Mary Mary, and Dorinda ClarkCole. They are just an ordinary bunch of kids, living a pretty ordinary life, but are aspiring to do extraordinary things. The Walls Group is made up of four of eight children, born to Roger and Alicia Walls. Being the children of two musicians, these kids could not escape the inevitable. Music has resounded within the walls of the Walls household for years. The Walls’ love spending time with their granny, Bayonne Moody. “The Walls have an undeniable family bond and sound. It’s so refreshing to see this group of brothers and sisters united in harmony and in spirit.
After experiencing The Walls, you won’t be the same. I love seeing family and ministry merge into something powerful. Yes, that’s The Walls” -Jonathan Nelson, Award-winning Gospel Songwriter/Vocalist