AAAI Records

A Shared Vision

AAAI Records is the product of a vision shared by students, staff, and friends of the African American Arts Institute (AAAI). Since the IU Soul Revue was founded in 1971, laying the foundation for the AAAI and its other ensembles (African American Dance Company and African American Choral Ensemble), live performance has been our primary focus.

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AAAI Releases Its First Album!

Inspire Me is an album of 10 inspirational songs recorded by the award winning African American Choral Ensemble, composed and arranged by Prof. Raymond Wise.

"Shine The Light, See Me, Because of You, The Star Spangled Banner, You're The One, Stand Up Speak Out, I've Got A Robe, When Will They Learn To Love One Another, Let Freedom Ring, Walk On"

Available for purchase beginning April 24, 2023!

Album available for purchase

Dr. Charles Sykes, Executive Director of the African American Arts Institute

We are proud to present the Inspire Me album as our first release, and we are grateful to Dr. Raymond Wise and the African American Choral Ensemble for making it possible.

Charles E. Sykes, former Executive Director 1991-2024