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Penn State to Host African American Music Festival

Anyone interested in some free musical entertainment this week can attend the 19th annual Penn State African American Music Festival that will be running from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1.

The festival features students, faculty, and special guests performing music by African-American musicians and composers. Performances include a mixture of choirs like PSU’s Essence of Joy, who perform sacred and secular music from African American tradition, and guest soloists. All six events will take place on-campus and are free to students.

Those who can’t make the final Feb. 1st performance can check out the Penn State School of Music website for a live stream.

Schedule:

Jan. 30th

Pasquerilla Spiritual Center’s Eisenhower chapel at 12:10 p.m.

Esber Recital Hall at 6 p.m.

Jan. 31st

Esber Recital Hall at 2:30 p.m.

110 Music Building I at 3:30 p.m.

Esber Recital Hall at 6 p.m.

Feb. 1st

 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center’s Worship Hall at 1 p.m.

The festival is coordinated by Anthony Leach, PSU’s associate professor of music and music education. Check out the video below to hear Leach talk about the Essence of Joy choir and the importance of music’s influence:

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Sarah Caskie

Sarah is a senior majoring in Journalism. She can usually be found at Saint’s looking up cat videos, or writing about music and stuff. She can be reached on Twitter at @classycaskie or via email at [email protected]

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