Ramadan begins for the world's Muslims, a pioneer of gospel music is rediscovered
On this week's AP religion roundup, Ramadan begins for the world's Muslims and a pioneer of gospel music is rediscovered. Hundreds of millions of Muslims began the daily facts of Ramadan this week during Ramadan observant Muslims abstain from food and water from dawn to dusk and gather with family and friends for nighttime meals. Enjoy within the bandages now. Imad Hamad of Dearborn, Michigan, says it's like opening a new page with God each year. This is the way that is required to face the month. This is the way it's required to again guts rewards and gain the forgiveness and open a new chapter. That's why we quote Ramadan is a month of renewable. Islam follows a lunar calendar, so Ramadan starts about a week and a half earlier each year. For more than two decades, the work of gospel music composer, Charles Henry pace, sat silent and 14 unorganized crates. I knew we had this gospel collection, but nobody had ever really looked into it or really even figured out what it was. Christopher lynch is a musicologist at the center for American music at the university of Pittsburgh. We had about 140 pieces of music that didn't exist in any other library in the world. And might be completely lost. Lynch and his team discovered that pace was an early pioneer of gospel music. His independently owned publishing company helped elevate and expand the genre. I remember working in our music store. If my late teens. Francis pace barns. She was surprised at her father's impact. I think what I learned as an adult, I recognized, God, he was smart. Just a little ahead of his time, maybe. One, two, go. Average Herbert Jones, the founder of the heritage gospel corral, says bases archives help secure Pittsburgh special place in music history. Pittsburgh was a stop over point for jazz musicians and blues musicians back in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. So this is another niche in the history of Pittsburgh and the music field. This week, the community showcased paces work at a free concert in Pittsburgh's hill district. Hi, Walter radliff.