Best interracial non-gender-specific gospel choir (2008)

LAFAYETTE INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE

It's an unwritten rule that black church choirs deliver roof-raising, foot-stomping hymns while their white counterparts are a tad more, uh, sedate. Not so at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian. The multicultural and multi-ethnic LAFAYETTE INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE praises Jesus with a jubilant abandon that transcends gospel stereotypes while bringing to mind that Prince lyric about "black, white, Puerto Rican, everybody just a-freakin'."

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