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African American Arts Institute Events

IU Soul Revue at The Bluebird Nightclub

March 30, 2017, 8 p.m.
The Bluebird Nightclub
216 N. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN
This event is 21 and over
Tickets: $10
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African American Dance Company Spring Concert

April 8, 2017, 8 p.m.
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN
Tickets: Adult $20, Student/Child $10

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The African American Dance Company articulates rhythm and patterns of movement to express freedom as liberation and independence in “Anatomy of Freedom.” The annual spring concert will feature original works by director Iris Rosa and student choreographic projects that explore the theme of “Hierarchy.”


Extensions of the Tradition Concert

Compositions by Black Composers, featuring the African American Choral Ensemble
April 9, 2017, 5 p.m.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall
275 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN
Free admission


IU Soul Revue Spring Concert

April 22, 2017, 8 p.m.
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN
Tickets: Adult $20, Student/Child $10

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From classic tunes like “Wade in the Water” to the 2016 hit “24K Magic,” the IU Soul Revue Spring Concert showcases the brilliance, resiliency, joy, and creativity of African Americans through music from the late 1800s to present day—“The Evolution of Soul.”


African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert

April 29, 2017, 8 p.m.
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN
Tickets: Adult $20, Student/Child $10

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From traditional African songs and spirituals to formally composed works, the African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert celebrates the journey from Africa to America. The annual spring concert will include composed works by Rosephanye Powell, Andre Thomas, Ysaye Barnwell, Rollo Dilworth, John Kee, Richard Smallwood, and Dr. Raymond Wise.