According to the New York Times article: 15 Songs That Shook New York’s Queer Dance Floors in the 1970s and ’80s, “I Was Born This Way” is “The first record to feature lyrics about being an out-and-proud gay man…”
CNP will honor the history of this song in a two-part series.
Part 1 features an on camera dialogue with Charles Valentino, the singer of the original 1975 version of the song.
Part 2 “Carl Bean, Black Liberation & Bringing Gospel to the Dancefloor,” will feature a conversation with Singer/Songwriter Kipper Jones. The discussion will be anchored by an audio interview with Carl Bean (the singer of the 1977 version of the song) conducted with Johnnie Ray Kornegay III. Johnnie and Kipper will discuss Carl’s words and the importance that Gospel music plays on secular Black music.
Register for this online event at http://bit.ly/cnpbornthisway2
Then the event will take place via zoom:: us02web.zoom.us