Fisk Jubilee Singers featured at CCC during free concert March 29
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will host the two-time Grammy nominated and 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee Fisk Jubilee Singers Sunday, March 29.

Fisk Jubilee Singers featured at CCC during free concert March 29

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Mon Mar 16, 2015

 

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College will host the two-time Grammy nominated and 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee Fisk Jubilee Singers Sunday, March 29.

The free event, sponsored by CCC’s Lyceum Committee, will feature vocal artists and students from Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, TN, who sing and travel worldwide. CCC’s choir will also be performing as the evening’s opening act.

Doors to the event, hosted in the Pinnacle, will open at 2 p.m. and the concert will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Organizers are encouraging students as well as the general public to attend.

“Don’t miss out on this treat of a lifetime,” said CCC Lyceum Chair Committee Rita Hanfor. “This is a great opportunity for school choirs and church choirs, as well as an unique opportunity for the community to learn more about their heritage.”

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are known for their impeccable delivery of traditional spirituals. The original Jubilee Singers introduced “slave songs” to the world in 1871 and were instrumental in preserving this unique American musical tradition known today as Negro spirituals.

They broke racial barriers in the US and abroad in the late 19th century and entertained Kings and Queens in Europe—all while simultaneously raising money for their beloved school.

Today, the Fisk Jubilee Singers continue the tradition, sharing its rich heritage globally while preserving this unique art form.

“You don’t find get the opportunity to witness these type of performances often, so this is a great cultural opportunity,” said Hanfor.

For more information, contact Hanfor at (662) 621-4144 or by e-mail at rhanfor@coahomacc.edu