Fisk Jubilee Singers

Fisk Jubilee Singers

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an African-American a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University. The first group was organized in 1871 to tour and raise funds for their college. Their early repertoire consisted mostly of traditional spirituals, but included some Stephen Foster songs. The original group toured along the Underground Railroad path in the United States, as well as performing in England and Europe. Later nineteenth-century groups also toured in Europe. In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry. In 2008 they were awarded a National Medal of Arts.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136636719
  • 9786136636719