Dexter Walker and Zion Movement an anointed, energetic and well disciplined aggregation of singers (formed in May of 2003) are determined to BRING THE CHOIR BACK by ministering a diverse repertoire of gospel music: from traditional to contemporary works. With their over half a million YouTube views, they are indeed an asset to kingdom building.
Zion Movement recently completed their sophomore CD produced by Michael Weatherspoon and mixed by Daniel Weatherspoon, released June 21, 2011. The CD is entitled Move II: Bring the Choir Back. The CD honors some gospel greats like Bishop Walter Hawkins,” Until I Found the Lord" and Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker, "Spread the Word". The single, "Your Latter Will Be Greater", (debut #44 on Billboard), (Brooks Jerald Renard, writer, BMI; Jerald Brooks Publishing, BMI). The CD is available digitally on iTunes, Family Christian Stores and many outlets and is distributed through Central South Distribution.
The 80+ member Zion Movement (Chicago, IL) is among the most admired, requested, and favored music ministries in the nation. ZM has been nominated "Best New Performer"(07), and "Best Gospel Entertainer"(08) for the Chicago Music Awards. Rhythm of Gospel Award show nominations include “Community Choir of the Year” (09 and 10), “Artist of the Year”(10), American Heart Association’s Choir Competition Large Choir Winner (10), Chicago Music Awards “Best Gospel Entertainer” (11), Chicago Gospel Jubilee Awards “Best Live Gospel performance” and “Best Gospel Choir in a Church”(11), Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards “Choir of the Year” and “CD Project of the Year” (11), South Florida Gospel Music Awards “Choir of the Year”, and recently made the 2nd round of Stellar Award nominations, “Traditional Choir of the Year” (12),with being an independent artist!
"Being that I am an African-American, Stroke affects me. African-Americans suffer more strokes than any other group of people. African-Americans are more likely to have risk factors such as: Family History, Limited financial resources, and Limited Medical Care. There have been family members as well as two choir members (one former / one current) who has suffered from Stroke. In our efforts to help END STROKE we should all get educated about it and share what we have learned with others."
(Dexter Walker - Zion Movement Director)
In any given year, 100,000 African-Americans will have a stroke, and stroke is the third leading cause of death in the African-American community. If you are African-American, it’s important to get the facts about your stroke risk and learn how you can minimize risk factors.