The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College are headed to Washington D.C. on tour during their Spring Break. The choir will perform March 16, 19 and 22. The choir's performance promises to be one that will be long remembered for its ability to adroitly delivered spirited music that will resonate with the listener.
Founded in 1970, the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College was established as a safe space for black students at Harvard and on neighboring campuses during a period of racial tension at both the university and in the nation. At times, the small community of black students found themselves among a student body and administration that was less than welcoming.
The choir performs songs that celebrate the richness of the music, dance and poetry of black culture and history. Over its history, the Kuumba Singers have performed in many venues on Harvard’s campus, including outside on the university’s grounds.
The choir is now more ethnically, racially and religiously diverse than it was in 1970, but remains committed to the celebration of a music and tradition that has often struggled to achieve true recognition for its artistic achievement.
Sunday, March 16 - Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ 3845 South Capitol Street, Washington, D.C. 20032 Morning Service - 10 AM, Full Concert - 4 p.m. Free
Wednesady, March 19 - Woodside United Methodist Church (Silver Spring UMC) 8900 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Full Concert - 7:30 p.m. Free
Saturday, March 22 - Capitol Hill SDA Church 914 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C., 20002 Morning Service - 11 AM Contact: Michelle Jones (202-543-1344, email@example.com)
Saturday, March 22 - First Missionary Baptist Church 6430 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD 21703 Full Concert - 6 p.m. $10 - For tickets, contact Donna Dinkins (301-662-3110)