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Fisk Jubilee Singers w/LEDISI

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Presented by Fisk Jubilee Singers at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN

Mar 08 2020
Fisk Jubilee Singers w/LEDISI

On sale Friday, December 20 at 10 AM

Fisk Jubilee Singers 4th Annual Spring Sing Featuring Ledisi

Ledisi is a 12x Grammy-nominated vocal powerhouse who has wowed fans ever since she came onto the Bay area music scene. Over the past twenty years, she has earned a place in the pantheon of the best soul singers of her generation. Ledisi is a favorite of The Obamas and has performed nine times at the White House. Her fans include icons, legends and current chart-toppers like the late-Prince, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and so many more. She has headlined two national sold-out tours, performed alongside Richie Sambora, Dave Matthews, Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, Maxwell as well as jazz greats like Herbie Hancock.

In 2017, Ledisi released her ninth Grammy nominated studio album, “Let Love Rule”, which features John Legend, Kirk Franklin, and B.J. The Chicago Kid among others. The album received three GRAMMY nominations in the “Best R&B Album,” “Best R&B Performance” (High), and “Best Traditional R&B Performance” (All The Way) categories. Ledisi is not only a singer and actress, she’s an author, playwright, film producer and now CEO of her own record label Chinweya Entertainment from which she will launch several projects in the near future.

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an African-American a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University. The first group was organized in 1871 to tour and raise funds for college. Their early repertoire consisted mostly of traditional spirituals, but included some songs by Stephen Foster. The original group toured along the Underground Railroad path in the United States, as well as performing in England and Europe. Later 19th-century groups also toured in Europe.

In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry. In 2008 they were awarded a National Medal of Arts.

In 1872 they sang at the World Peace Festival in Boston and at the end of the year President Ulysses S. Grant invited them to perform at the White House. In 1873 the group grew to eleven members and toured Europe for the first time. Funds raised that year were used to construct the school’s first permanent building, Jubilee Hall. Today Jubilee Hall, designated a National Historic Landmark by the US Department of Interior in 1975, is one of the oldest structures on campus. The beautiful Victorian Gothic building houses a floor-to-ceiling portrait of the original Jubilee Singers, commissioned by Queen Victoria in during the 1873 tour as a gift from England to Fisk. The Fisk Jubilee Singers returned to England in May 2015 and performed in Birmingham. This was the first time in over one hundred years since the Fisk Jubilee Singers last performed in the United Kingdom.

The ensemble continues to travel around the world, singing the Negro spiritual and representing Fisk University. The two time GRAMMY Nominated Fisk Jubilee Singers® have won a Dove Award and have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as well as the Music City Walk of Fame. The ensemble performed in Ghana in 2007 when Ghanaians celebrated their 50th anniversary of independence. It was a “Sacred Journey.” In 2008, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were awarded the 2008 National Medal of Arts by former President George W. Bush at the White House. Other awards of the ensemble include the Governor’s Award, the Recording Academy Honors and the Heritage Award of the Nashville Music Awards. The Fisk Jubilee Singers are among the 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees.

Sources: Facebook, Ledisi’s Official Website

ADMISSION INFO

 $46.50-$75/Ticket

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LOCATION

Ryman Auditorium

116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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PARKING INFO

Valet parking is available at the Ryman for most shows (excluding Opry at the Ryman) provided by Nissan.  To utilize the valet parking please enter the Ryman drive from Fifth Avenue and pull up the valet stand. Cost of parking is $20.00 per car. If you drive a Nissan, valet parking is free. Please note that the valet will be open until approximately one hour after the show ends.

There are also many paid parking lots and street meters in the area around the Ryman.  For further parking information please visit Park It! Downtown.

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To purchase accessibility seating for any Ryman show, please call (615) 889-3060.

Service animals are welcome in Ryman Auditorium. Service animals must be wearing proper identification [i.e. red

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