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An Uplifting Evening

On Saturday, more than 600 people from the campus community and the community-at-large packed Page Hall for a special presentation by President Jones’ former ensemble Sounds of Blackness.

President Jones and Sounds of Blackness
President Robert J. Jones joins his former ensemble group Sounds of Blackness onstage. (Photo Paul Miller)

The Grammy-Award winning group delivered a 90-minute program that ranged from African songs and spirituals, to gospel and R&B, as well as passages/recordings of Martin Luther King.

According to attendees, the event was an uplifting, positive and optimistic experience that they won’t soon forget.

Sounds of Blackness has performed all over the world, earning gold and platinum records, and Grammy awards. The group has performed for both inaugurations of former President Bill Clinton.

In existence for 46 years, Sounds of Blackness carries on its legacy as some of the current members are the children of the founding members.

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