Fisk Jubilee Singers
Saturday, 11/09/2013 – 11/09/2013 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street,
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
In the chaotic decade following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves in Nashville, Tennessee, set out on a mission to save their financially troubled school by giving concerts. Traveling first through cities in the North, then on to venues across Europe, the Jubilee Singers introduced audiences to the power of spiritualsâ€”religious anthems of slavery. Driven to physical collapse and even death, the singers proved more successful â€”and more inspirationalâ€”than anyone could have imagined. Today, performing nationally at venues like the Apollo Theater, this a cappella group stands on the shoulders of the original Jubilee Singers, continuing their legacy of performing Negro spirituals.