AKOMA: 25 Years of Gospel Sisterhood

AKOMA: 25 Years of Gospel Sisterhood

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm


Provided by WXXI

Learn more about Rochester's African American Women's Gospel Choir and its 25 year history.

The City of Rochester’s government access channel, City 12 and WXXI-TV present a documentary that celebrates 25 years of AKOMA, Rochester’s African American Women’s Gospel Choir. AKOMA: 25 Years of Gospel Sisterhood premieres on WXXI-TV on Sunday, August 9th at 1:00PM. The half-hour program details the history of the choir through interviews and performance footage.

Celebrating 25 years of gospel sisterhood, AKOMA, which means patience, endurance, consistency, and faithfulness, is a vocal and spoken word ministry rooted in the African American sacred song and oral tradition. The choir is dedicated to serving the community, mentoring young women, and presenting annual scholarships to female high school graduates of African descent.

AKOMA: 25 Years of Gospel Sisterhood was produced by Joanne V. Gordon, Senior Editor of WXXI, immediate past Vice President of Broadcast for the Rochester Association of Black Journalists, and former member of AKOMA.