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Harlem & The Rise Of Gospel Music Walking Tour
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Harlem & The Rise Of Gospel Music Walking Tour

By DaaKai Tours
About
The tour is conducted by a New York City licensed tour guide. We offer this tour in French or English. Our tour guides are native speakers if each languages. In this tour we will visit 9 landmark sites which include the first Black Episcopal, Methodist, Pentecostal, and Baptist churches. We will examine their history, their leaders, and their role in the anti-slavery movement as well as the civil rights movement. This tour also looks at the role of Gospel music in the history of the Black church. We will study its growth from the ring shout (the foundation of all African American music), to the Spirituals, the role of the Protestant hymnals, ending with what became known as Gospel Blues, today simply called Gospel music. The tour ends with a visit to a church service where we will listen to a live Gospel choir, it is not a concert but a real church service.
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Ages 4-100, max of 30 per group
Duration: 3–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French
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  • A Licensed New York city born Tour Guide with a portable video and audio system.
What's not included
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Entry/Admission - Apollo Theater


Start:
  • 525 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA
    Take the #2 or #3 train to 135th Street stop. Walk in front of Harlem Hospital, cross the street and wait in front of the Dunkin Donut store. There are other tours companies, do not go to any tour guide. Our guides, Sylvie or Donald will come and pick you up.
End:
  • Harlem, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Bethel Gospel Assembly Church

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 386436P1

  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 386436P1

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  • 525 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA
    Take the #2 or #3 train to 135th Street stop. Walk in front of Harlem Hospital, cross the street and wait in front of the Dunkin Donut store. There are other tours companies, do not go to any tour guide. Our guides, Sylvie or Donald will come and pick you up.
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  • Harlem, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Bethel Gospel Assembly Church
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  • DaaKai Tours
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    Joined in January 2023
  • Meander66886696352
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    Not even 4 hours is enough!
    Kaïssa is a wonderful guide. She’s an artist and you can immediately notice it in the way she talks about the deep artistic history of nyc. Very rich and entertaining tour through the most important landmarks of the historical neighborhoods of the city, emphasizing the colonial and oppressive nature of the development of nyc. Amazing
    Written 1 June 2024
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Maciek S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Taking a tour about gospel music with a singer was a real treat. Kaissa gave us a fantastic story about the Black music, focusing on Harlem and the gospel. Worth every penny, we felt enriched.
Written 2 May 2023
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Maciek, thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you uave enjoyed your experience and can’t wait to have you back for other tours. Until then, we’re here if you need anything.
Written 31 October 2023
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Bahar B
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Apr 2023 • Friends
Daakai Tour is so knowledgeable and feels so natural to go around with them. I think they are different from other tours because they are the combination of artist and historian. They are so lovely and sweet that gave me and my friends a comfortable feeling with providing good tips for food, music, and anything we spontaneously needed on our way. I highly recommend them!!! Thank you Daakai Tour for the amazing time!
Written 2 May 2023
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Thanks for the awesome review, May! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
Written 31 October 2023
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Fearless364941
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Really enjoyed the tour. Tour guides made the history of gospel music come alive. Church service was memorable.
Church members were so welcoming. Pastor had a good message. Thanks!
Written 16 October 2023
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Dear Jane, we thank you for your great review! We’re so happy you and your daughter enjoyed our tour. Would you mind sharing with your friends who would be interested in our tours? We’d love to continue providing great service to awesome customers like you. Thanks again!
Written 20 October 2023
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Cécile
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The visit to Harlem would not have had the same flavor without our exceptional guide Kaissa! Imbued with music, stories and an exceptional voice, this morning was a moving and instructive joy. Kaissa transmits a culture in an emotional and empathetic way and that makes it all the more interesting. I recommend 150%
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Written 6 May 2024
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Kaïssa was our tour guide. She told the story of gospel music in a very exciting way and sang songs now and then. What an incredible voice! Fantastic! The service was like in a film, but you should be aware that 90% of the participants are tourists.
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Written 6 May 2024
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