IU Soul Revue

We’re not only preserving Black music. We’re an example of how things can work in our world—How different people and different races can come together and make art out of love.

James Strong, IU Soul Revue Director

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Photo of the IU Soul Revue directed by Dr. Portia Maultsby during the 1970s.  

Founded in 1971, the IU Soul Revue was the world’s first, and remains the only collegiate ensemble focused on the study and performance of Black popular music for academic credit. 50 years later, the Revue has an established reputation for its uniqueness, its performance excellence, and its impact on the lives of generations of students and alumni.

The 50th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held in academic year 2021–2022, will bring together current students and generations of alumni and fans to celebrate this important milestone. A slate of live and virtual activities and events will be held from August 2021 through June 2022, with celebrations in Indianapolis and Bloomington. We ask you to be part of this historic celebration by making a gift to the IU Soul Revue.

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Watch Performances by African American Dance Company and African American Choral Ensemble

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