Origin: United States
Queen Esther Marrow began her career at 22 when she joined the Duke Ellington Sacred Concert world tour. In 1965, she became actively involved in the civil rights movement, walking alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer Mahalia Jackson, with whom she later shared the stage. As well as pursuing her musical endeavours, Marrow appeared on several television programs and Broadway shows. In 1992, she founded the Harlem Gospel Singers. Six years later, the ensemble played an unforgettable outdoor concert as part of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
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