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The Zionaires (The Kennedy Center)

The Zionaires

The Zionaires gospel group, who hail from the Delmarva Peninsula, celebrated their 54th singing anniversary on February 17, 2008.  For over half a century, they have spread the word of God through music to church and radio audiences on the lower shore of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. In 1954, Dennis Brady, Marion Joynes, Hilton Johnson and Edward Davis, four young men active in Mt. Hope AME Zion Church, formed the quartet. There have been so many lineup changes over the years that there are more than forty former members and musicians who have spent time in the group.

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The Zionaires 7/24/08: The Zionaires

For 54 years, this uplifting gospel group from Princess Anne, Maryland has shared their joyful singing. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

The Zionaires

For 54 years, this uplifting gospel group from Princess Anne, Maryland has shared their joyful singing. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

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