On March 7, the IU Soul Revue will perform in Gary, Ind., as part of IU Day– Community and School Partnerships.
Under director Tyron Cooper, the IU Soul Revue has become noted for its high energy, impeccable musicianship and soulful delivery. The concert will feature a wide range of selections from the group's repertoire of traditional rhythm and blues, soul, funk and contemporary black popular music styles. Members begin their association with the group as students in a class offered by the IU Department of Afro-American Studies in Bloomington.
The concert will begin at 1 p.m. at the Westside High School Auditorium. The Soul Revue will be performing to 2,000 high school students from the region.
Founded in 1971, the IU Soul Revue is one of three performance ensembles of the African American Arts Institute, located in the new Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at 275 N. Jordan Ave. Over the last three decades, the IU Soul Revue has maintained its reputation as one of the finest collegiate popular music ensembles in America. IU Soul Revue performances feature original compositions, along with arrangements of works recorded by Stevie Wonder; Earth, Wind & Fire; Patti Labelle; DAngelo; Mary J. Blige and more.