Virtual Spring Concert Series

African American Dance Company Spring Concert

Saturday, April 24, 2021

7:30 p.m.9 p.m.



The legendary African American Dance Company presents its Annual Spring Concert, featuring new dance on film works created by director Baba Stafford C. Berry Jr. and students.
IU Soul Revue Spring Concert

Thursday, April 29, 2021

5 p.m.6 p.m.


The famous IU Soul Revue performs LIVE for its Annual Spring Concert! Tune in April 29, 2021 at 5–6pm EST on
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One of a kind for 46 years

Since 1974, the African American Arts Institute (AAAI) is the nation’s only credit-bearing university program dedicated to the performance and promotion of Black music and dance. The AAAI is made up of three performing ensembles offered as courses in IU’s Department of
African American and African Diaspora Studies.

Learn more about the AAAI

Performing Ensembles

African American Choral Ensemble

Directed by Raymond Wise

The African American Choral Ensemble features a broad repertoire of African American choral music including spirituals, Gospel, and formally composed works.

Learn about the Choral Ensemble

African American Dance Company

Directed by Stafford Berry

The African American Dance Company shares dance of the American and African diaspora including African styles, contemporary, jazz, and other cultural forms.

Learn about the Dance Company

IU Soul Revue

Directed by James Strong

Established in 1971, the IU Soul Revue performs post-World War II Black popular music, from timeless R&B, soul, and funk to hip hop and other contemporary music styles. The ensemble includes vocals, horns, and rhythm sections.

Learn about the Soul Revue


Sylvester Makobi, Road Manager, IU Soul Revue

Meet Nicole Bovard, Junior student in the African American Choral Ensemble studying Recreational Therapy.

Sylvester Makobi, Road Manager, IU Soul Revue

Meet Katie Dieter (M.A. ’09, Ph.D. ’17, African American and African Diaspora Studies, M.A. ’12, Gender Studies), the associate director of African and African American studies at Stanford University.  

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We promote and preserve Black culture through performance