Sunday, October 16, 2011

Black Gospel Mime Featuring K&K Mime

Written by Azizi Powell

From "A mime artist (from Greek "μίμος"—mimos, "imitator, actor") is someone who uses mime as a theatrical medium or as a performance art, involving miming, or the acting out a story through body motions, without use of speech".

"Gospel Mime" is considered by those who have that calling to be a Christian ministry in which an individual, duo, trio, or group uses mime performed to recorded Gospel music to praise & worship God.

Although there may have been earlier Black Gospel mimes because of their creativity and skilled miming Keith & Karl Edmonds (K&K Mime) are generally recognized as the founders of Black Gospel mime.

Identical twins Keith & Karl Edmonds started miming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1987. My daughter also attended high school with Keith & Karl Edmonds. And when we saw them perform in the mid to late 1990s, I knew they would do great things with their mime ministery.

Posted: March.2005
"K&K Mime are widely known as the Godfathers of Gospel Mime, an artistic, choreographed, liturgical performance that reinterprets the lyrical content and powerful crescendos found in Gospel music. The result is an emotional outpouring and spiritual climax from the audience that’s generated by lovely movements, controlled and timely gesticulations. K&K Mime are by far the masters in this ministry. Their ministry has drawn admiration and support from the likes of Dr. Bobby Jones, Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Kirk Franklin. And their appeal has spawned a new generation of mime artists across the country."

To learn more about Black Gospel mime, as well as the closely related ministry "Black praise dancing", and other related ministeries such as Gospel signing (American Sign Language), visit this page of my website That page also includes a number of selected YouTube videos of Black Gospel mime, Black praise dancing, and Gospel signing.

Example #1: K&K Mime – "Stand" (Mime)

Uploaded by SweetieTreats on Feb 27, 2008

Example #2: K&K Mime - God Is Here

Uploaded by SweetieTreats on Feb 27, 2008

Another K&K Mime inspiration to everyone. Two ministers devoting their life to sharing their gift of mime to the world. You are truly a blessing!

UPDATE: September 30, 2014

Example #3: K&K Mime doing the old time favorite "Order My Steps"

marmont34, Uploaded on Feb 24, 2012

K&K Mime doing the old time favorite "Order My Steps" Enjoy and please leave us your comment on this song!


Thank you,Keith & Karl Edmonds for blessing the world with your Gospel mime ministry.


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