March 29, 2002
Black Voices of Inspiration to perform spring concertWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. The Purdue University Black Cultural Center's choir, the Black Voices of Inspiration, will present a spring concert entitled, "The Uniqueness of African-American Music," on Sunday, April 7.
The concert will be performed at 3 p.m. in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. It features a sampling of songs as they evolved in African-American culture. The songs range from Negro spirituals to the contemporary sounds of Motown, rhythm-and-blues, and jazz.
Directed by Geoffrey Kelsaw, the Black Voices of Inspiration will present four different segments of music. The first segment will showcase Negro spiritual music from the pre-emancipation period in the early 1800s. The second segment focuses on African-American church and worship culture with its rich gospel music tradition. Motown and jazz music will fill the third segment. The concert will conclude with a salute to America, punctuated by the singing of the national anthem.
A historical presentation will introduce each segment. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the student band Cultured Muzac.
Admission for the performance is $5 for students and $7 for the general public. Tickets will be sold at the door.
CONTACT: Olateju Omolodun, Black Cultural Center assistant director, (765) 494-3095, email@example.com.Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; firstname.lastname@example.org