Unsung: Jubilee Singers

Join the Kuumba Players for the final three performances of Sing and Never Tire by Elizabeth Andrews Zitelli directed by Gregory James Ford March 12 and 13 at 8:00pm and March 14 at 3:00pm at 1500 Harvard Street, NW. Characters Ella Sheppard and Maggie Porter, a former accompanist and singer from the Jubilee singers of Fisk University, are brought together forty years after they first performed together. There reintroduction to each other “rekindles old rivalries and exposes wounds that stretch back to slavery.” It was the mighty voices of the Jubilee singers that helped to raise awareness of African American spirituals and money to keep Fisk University open early in its early days. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Fisk University.

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