Spring concert series showcases ensembles of IU’s African American Arts Institute

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Throughout the month of April, the three ensembles of Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute will host their annual spring concerts. The central mission of the institute is the preservation and celebration of African American culture. IU students across many areas of study participate in its performance groups […]

‘Potpourri of the Arts’ mixes music and dance from three different IU ensembles Nov. 7

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute will present its annual “Potpourri of the Arts” concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., in downtown Bloomington. General admission for adults is $20. Children under 12 years old and students are $10. […]

IU Soul Revue meets with Stax Music Academy students during recent visit to Memphis

Guest post courtesy of IU Soul Revue member Bruce Anderson IV: Editor’s note: IU Soul Revue, under the direction of Tyron Cooper, recently traveled to Memphis, Tenn. with the support of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. Despite treacherous weather, the group was able to perform and meet with high school students at the Stax Music […]

IU Soul Revue hosts high school students visiting from Stax Music Academy in Memphis

  “Remember this place. This time, this place, this space could be the pivotal point for the rest of your life” Tyron Cooper, director of IU Soul Revue, delivered this introduction to 21 high school students from Stax Music Academy who visited Indiana University’s Bloomington campus Oct. 23 and 24. The Stax Music Academy serves […]

IU Soul Revue honors founding director Portia Maultsby

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Brittany Aders: The IU Soul Revue will have its annual spring concert 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3 in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre, incorporating repertoire that students have learned throughout the semester. Songs by Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Green, Jill Scott, the O’Jays, The Jackson 5, Pharrell […]

IU African American Arts Institute’s annual concert this weekend

My colleagues Jaclyn Lansbery and April Toler wrote an awesome story for Inside IU Bloomington about the upcoming Potpourri of the Arts concert, which includes performances by three ensembles within the African American Arts Institute — the African American Dance Company, the African American Choral Ensemble and the IU Soul Revue. Meanwhile, the above video […]

Transformative power of music focus of IU Soul Revue’s spring concert

The IU Soul Revue’s spring concert will use the transformative power of soul music to express various dimensions of African American life, including a high-energy dance party, a call to socio-political reflection and the nuance of an intimate relationship. Set to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington, […]