Department of Music
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts,
Department of Music, Multicultural Student Services, and
Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Sunday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers, vocal artists and students at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., bring their globally renowned program of Negro spirituals to CCU. The original Jubilee Singers introduced “slave songs” to the world in 1871, breaking racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad, and were instrumental in preserving this unique American musical tradition. The Fisk Jubilee Singers traveled on a sacred journey to Ghana in 2007 at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy for the nation’s Golden Jubilee, the 50th anniversary of independence. The group also received the 2008 National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artists and patrons of the arts, presented by President George W. Bush.