Clarksville, TN – The Fisk Jubilee Singers will be performing as part of the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s Community Concert Series on Saturday January 29th at 7:30pm.
This concert will be the Fisk Jubilee Singers first performance in Clarksville, TN during their 140 year history.The historic group has been touring the world since 1871 singing slave songs (what is now known as Negro spirituals). They have consistently broken racial barriers in the United states and Europe.
The concert is a collaboration between the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center and the Clarksville Community Concert Association.
To purchase tickets to the concert visit: www.clarksvillemusic.org/
For more information about the 20th anniversary celebration of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at APSU, contact Henderson Hill, director of the AACC, by telephone at 931-221-7120 or by e-mail at .
About the Fisk Jubilee Singers
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are vocal artists and students at Fisk University in Nashville who sing and travel worldwide. Recognized nationally and around the globe, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, under the current direction of Paul T. Kwami, continue an enduring tradition begun in 1871. The group’s artistry and sincerity evoked a popular enthusiasm through the courts and concert halls around the world by introducing the audiences to Negro Spirituals.
In 1999, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were featured in “Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory,” a PBS award-winning television documentary series, produced by WGBH/Boston.
In July 2007, the Fisk Jubilee Singers went on a sacred journey to Ghana at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy. It was a history-making event, as the ensemble traveled to Ghana for the first time and joined in the celebration of the nation’s Golden Jubilee, the 50th independence anniversary.
In 2008, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were selected as a recipient of the 2008 National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artists and patrons of the arts. The award was presented by then President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush during a ceremony at the White House.
For more information about the Fisk Jubilee Singers, see www.fiskjubileesingers.org/ .
About the Clarksville Community Concert Association
The Clarksville Community Concert Association under the auspices of Mid-Cumberland Arts League, is a nonprofit 501 (c-3) organization dedicated to presenting musical performances of high artistic merit in Clarksville-Montgomery County and promoting interest in and enjoyment of live concerts through community outreach and education.
The goals of the CCCA are achieved with support from the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, subscriptions, corporate donors, private contributors, as well as ticket sales.
The organization is operated by an all-volunteer board of directors and officers consisting of subscribing members from the community.