IU's African American Arts Institute presents the Potpourri of the Arts on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at IU Auditorium featuring performances by the African American Dance Company, African American Choral Ensemble, and IU Soul Revue with special host MC Bootsy Collins!
The funk pioneer, legendary bassist, and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bootsy Collins, will MC this exhilarating celebration of African American performance.
The audience will be on their feet for three unique performances. The African American Dance Company will share a broad range of movement and dance traditions from America and the African Diaspora, including African, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, and other cultural forms directed by Stafford C. Berry Jr. Then, hear the best of African American spirituals, gospel, and formally-composed works with the African American Choral Ensemble directed by Raymond Wise. To complete the line-up, IU Soul Revue will perform dynamic Black popular music, including R&B, soul, funk, and contemporary music styles, directed by James Strong.
To top off the evening, all three ensembles will grace the stage together in a collaborative finale piece. Don’t miss this incredible and celebratory event.