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Last modified: Thursday, April 12, 2007

IU Soul Revue presents its spring concert on April 21

April 12, 2007

IU Soul Revue

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IU Soul Revue

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The IU Soul Revue of Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual spring concert on Saturday (April 21) at 8 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington.

Featuring high-energy, impeccable musicianship and sizzling soul since 1971, the IU Soul Revue has earned a reputation as one of the finest collegiate popular music ensembles in America. The group has opened for such acts as the Godfathers of Groove, the late James Brown and Con Funk Shun. The electric performances of the Soul Revue feature a male and female vocal ensemble, powerful horn line and outstanding rhythm section.

Nathanael Fareed Mahluli, IU Soul Revue's director since 2005, is an accomplished performer, educator, composer, producer and sound engineer who has contributed to Sanfoka African Dance Company conferences and recordings such as the "Write to Heal." He has performed and recorded with such artists as Erykah Badu, members of BET's International Association of African American Music, the Stanley Paul Orchestra and many others.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and students, and $5 for IU students with advance purchase (limit two per IU I.D.). Tickets are available at the Sunrise Box Office, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington.

The IU Soul Revue is one of three ensembles of Indiana University's African American Arts Institute which is housed in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. In its prosperous 32 years, the AAAI has made a vital contribution to the cultural diversity of IU by preserving, promoting,and celebrating African American arts traditions. The institute's current executive director is Charles E. Sykes.

For more information and a calendar of AAAI events, please visit the African American Arts Institute website at For more ticket information, call 812-323-3020.