Edited by Azizi Powell
This is Part II of a two part series on Black Church praise breaks.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/05/black-church-praise-break-videos.html for Part I of that series.
Part I contains more information about praise breaks and additional videos of praise breaks are included in Part I of this series
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My thanks to the ministers, speakers, musicians, and vocalists, and other members of the congregation of churches featured in these videos. My thanks also to the videographers and the uploaders of these videos, as well as to the authors of the information that is quoted in this post.
DEFINITION OF "PRAISE BREAKS"
A praise break is an unscripted portion of a Christian worship service when individuals feel the [Holy] Spirit and spontaneously praise & worship God by “getting happy” (shouting). When people feel the spirit during a praise break they may testify (give praise to God), do a holy dance, jump up and down, speak in tongues (speak words that aren’t part of any language), cry, become distraught, lift their hand/s to heaven, etc.
While praise breaks may be a spontaneous portion of a worship service, these expressions of worship may also be helped along by the minister's words, or another speaker's words which are accented by the organist, keyboardist, drummer and other musicians. Or musicians may begin a praise break and continue it accompanied by any spoken words or singing. The usually uptempo chords that the musicians play serve to galvanize the congregation to praise & worship God.
Video #1: Old School COGIC Praise and shout with Mother Willie Mae Butts
Uploaded by SamuelButts on Oct 24, 2008
Mother Willie Mae Butts Sings old school COGIC Praise "let your light shine, because theres too many people down in the valley trying to get home. They don't do it like this anymore.
"COGIC" = Church Of God In Christ, a Pentecostal denomination
Video #2: Bishop BD Moore- Praise Break
Uploaded by LilMaestr0Bishop on Oct 29, 2007
Sunday Morning Praise break
Video #3: Praise Break @Kennerly Temple COGIC
Uploaded by letme1989 on Jul 11, 2008
Saints in praise at appreciation service for Elder Robert V. Woodie, Minister of Music @ Kennerly Temple COGIC
Video #4: "Pentecostal Praise" - Bishop Leonard Scott
Uploaded by pannellctp on Jul 13, 2011
Bishop Leonard Scott Hymns & Church Songs Live From Alabama
Video #5: Juanita Bynum Praise Break for Victory
Uploaded by matthew5and9 on Jul 19, 2008
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