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Tuesday January 13, 2015

From The New York Times

Worlds and Rhythms Meet, in Euphoric Result
By Jon Pareles

One Globalfest group brought both the spirit and the party: the Jones Family Singers, rip-roaring gospel performers from Texas who include five sisters, two brothers and their father, Bishop Fred A. Jones. In their funk-driven set, the sisters harmonized tautly and did some dance moves while Mr. Jones and one daughter, Alexis, went rasp for rasp and shout for shout. It was all joyful praise, brilliantly timed with one crescendo after another. If they hadn’t been playing in Webster Hall’s basement, they might have torn off the roof.

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