Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers Selected to Perform at the Library of Congress
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers of Covington have been selected by the American Folklife Center and the Kentucky Folklife Program to perform as a part of the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Library of Congress on July 16, 2009. The Library of Congress concert will be in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Thomas Jefferson Building at 12:00 p.m. the Millennium Stage performance will be at 6:00 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, both in Washington, D.C.
The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers is among the very few remaining quartet-style groups that still perform a capella. Eric Riley, Eric Jennings, Greg Page, Shaka Zulu Tyehimba, Stace Darden and Demitrius Davenport make up the group which specializes in the intricate and emotional four-part harmony "jubilee" style pioneered by such legendary groups as the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Golden Gate Quartet and the Soul Stirrers. The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood started singing at the 9th Street Baptist Church in Covington and continues to perform in churches and secular music venues, as well as on television. The group has toured extensively throughout the U.S., as well as Canada and Spain, where they have toured 14 times.
The Kentucky Folklife Program, which has coordinated the arrangements with the American Folklife Center, is an interagency partnership of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Arts Council, both in the Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet.
The Kentucky Arts Council is the state arts agency, creating opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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