About this Event
715 Nazareth Street, Raleigh, NChttps://live.arts.ncsu.edu/spring-2022/american-spiritual-ensemble/
Event Update: NC State student singers won't join the American Spiritual Ensemble on stage.
Founded in 1995 by Everett McCorvey, the American Spiritual Ensemble has a mission to preserve and continue the tradition of storytelling through the performance and preservation of the American Negro spiritual. Performing these spirituals serves as a tribute to the many lives lost or destroyed during slavery in the United States.
These songs, a combination of African, American and European traditions, create a new type of melody in which a sense of identification was created within the enslaved community. These songs now stand as a testament of the strength found through faith during times of hardship as well as a unifying force among all people.