Suffering, redemption, salvation – no one has experienced these age-old issues like Mica Paris. The soul singer burst onto the scene in 1988 with her debut single My One Temptation and went on to work with the likes of Prince, Boy George and Alexander O’Neal. But then her brother was murdered and her career nosedived, before she resurrected herself on TV and radio shows. She reflects on all this in her new BBC documentary The Gospel According To Mica, which is built around the fascinating history of six gospel classics including Oh Happy Day and Amazing Grace. And it seems fitting that it should air just as lockdown lifts, because these are songs everyone can relate to. ‘It’s produced by Lenny Henry’s company,’ says Mica when we meet via mutual friends just before lockdown. She’s cooked amazing Jamaican chicken with rice and peas, as you might expect from a Celebrity MasterChef semi-finalist. Mica Paris (pictured) who grew up in Lewisham, south London, explores the history of six classic gospel songs in a new BBC documentary ‘I wanted to do two shows, one about gospel music and the other about all the female singers – Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston… Read full this story
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