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The Blind Boys of Alabama

The gospel band Blind Boys of Alabama was founded in 1939 for a school of black blind children in Alabama. During its nearly 80-year old career, the band has won five Grammy Awards, preformed in the White House and collaborated for example with Eric Clapton, Prince and Bon Iver. The original composition of the band is still represented on tour by almost 90-year-old singer Jimmy Carter.The Blind Boys of Alabama sings mostly spiritual music and for decades they have encouraged disadvantaged people all around the world.