January 1971, the Grammy Award winning Sounds of
Blackness have consistently performed, recorded
and proudly proclaimed the music, culture and history of
African Americans to audiences around the world.
Sounds of Blackness have embraced
and presented every “sound of blackness”:
Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel,
Reggae, Ragtime, Spirtuals, Work songs and Field Hollers.
On three occasions, Sounds of Blackness
has peformed for audiences of over one billion people:
the Opening Ceromonies of the 1994 World Cup, the
1996 Summer Olympics, and the 1998 World Figure Skating
Championships. The group has also performed at the
White House on five separate occasions.