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The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers shattered racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad, entertaining kings and queens. For centuries, the bold a capella African American ensemble born on the campus of Fisk University has blended their rich voices together sharing a heritage of suffering, strength and endurance. A known showman with a gift for stirring theatricality (Washington Post), playwright and director Tazewell Thompson brings an innovative and heart-stirring score to life in this world premiere. With uplifting spirituals and hymns including Wade in the Water, Aint That Good News, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and Nobody Knows the Trouble Ive Seen, this a capella musical with more than three dozen songs is sure to ignite audiences.
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St. SW,
Washington, DC 20024
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