AKOMA: 25 Years of Gospel Sisterhood

AKOMA: 25 Years of Gospel Sisterhood

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 8:30pm - 9:00pm


Provided by WXXI

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

The City of Rochester’s government access channel, City 12 and WXXI-TV present a documentary that celebrates AKOMA, Rochester’s African American Women’s Gospel Choir. AKOMA: 25 Years of Gospel Sisterhood airs Friday, February 26 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The half-hour program details the history of the choir through interviews and performance footage.

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.