Roosevelt Collier says music makes up 70 percent of each worship service at his House of God Church in Perrine, in south Miami-Dade County. Collier grew up in that church, contributing to aural prayers by playing the drums, bass, keys and anything else his cousins and uncles taught him.
But after picking up one instrument, he didn't need any new ones. At 12 years old, he started playing the sacred steel guitar.
"In our church, the steel is the focus," Collier says. "It is what makes that church different from any other church."
04/18/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Sweat Records’ founder, Lauren Reskin, talks about the resurgence of vinyl albums and the internationally celebrated 7th Annual Record Store Day this Saturday.