Annual Potpourri of the Arts Event to Feature Special Host

(BLOOMINGTON) – The IU African American Arts Institute presents the annual Potpourri of the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at IU Auditorium.

The show will feature performances by the African American Dance Company, African American Choral Ensemble, and IU Soul Revue.

A performance at the annual Potpourri of the Arts event
The annual Potpourri of the Arts show is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at IU Auditorium. Photo by James Brosher, Indiana University

Funk pioneer, legendary bassist and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bootsy Collins will emcee the annual celebration of African American performance.

The African American Dance Company will share a broad range of movement and dance traditions from America and the African diaspora, including African, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz and other cultural forms directed by Stafford C. Berry Jr. Then, hear the best of African American spirituals, gospel and formally composed works with the African American Choral Ensemble directed by Raymond Wise. To complete the line-up, IU Soul Revue will perform dynamic black popular music, including R&B, soul, funk and contemporary music styles, directed by James Strong.

Then, all three ensembles will join together in a collaborative finale piece.

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