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MUSICAL MASS | Beyoncé Mass in Lisbon | Bairro Alto | 10€
March 29, 2019 @ 21:30 - 22:30
One event on March 30, 2019 at 21:30
The Catholic Church has been growing in popularity in recent years. For all the wrong reasons, mind you. But, if there’s anyone who can save its good name, it’s probably Beyoncé.
Enter Beyoncé Mass.
WTF is a Beyoncé Mass, you might ask? We’ll let the organizers of this one explain:
“What if ‘Flaws and All’ was a song about a difficult relationship with God? What if ‘Survivor’ talks about how black women thrive even when they are undervalued and underestimated?
‘Beyoncé Mass’ is a special event, a religious celebration of female worship that uses Beyoncé’s music and personal life as a tool that promotes a discourse of empowerment of the marginalized and forgotten, particularly black women – their lives, their bodies, and their voices.
Yolanda Norton, Reverend and Assistant Professor of the Old Testament at Theological Seminary in San Francisco, created the Beyoncé and Hebrew Bible, which has been preaching and is based on Beyoncé’s music, in order to raise awareness about the spiritual experience of black women and the problems they face in contemporary society. It is a worship service. Yolanda Norton reminds us that ‘God is in all people and that Beyoncé is made in the image of God. The church has not treated black women fairly and it’s time to face that truth.’
With the direction of Yolanda Norton, and the participation of the Lisbon Gospel Choir and local musicians, this is a celebration event representative of all those who feel discriminated against in their lives (black women, the LGBT community, etc.).”