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A Celebration of the Music and Life of Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson: Cantor for the People

Paul Robeson, African American star athlete, scholar, and performer, collaborated with Jewish artists and worked tirelessly with Jewish communities all over the world throughout his career. In story and song, this presentation celebrates Robeson’s many contributions to the music of his own people, spirituals, international folk music, including the music of endangered Jewish communities in Europe. The hour will feature both recorded and live music from our Knoxville African American and Jewish community of musicians and actors.

Performances by the University of Tennessee Chamber Singers under the direction of Associate Dean Angela Batey, Soloist Professor Andrew Skoog

Brandon Gibson, Bass
Maurice Hendricks, Baritone
Olga Welch, Professor Emerita and Dean, Duquesne University
Dominick White, Baritone

Accompanists: Manuel Herz, Tennessee Schmaltz Klezmer Band
Carol Z. Shane, Knoxville Opera Company

Narrator: Jack Love

Supported by UT College of Arts and Sciences, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Knoxville Jewish Alliance, UT Frieson Black Cultural Center, UT Africana Studies Program, UT Judaic Studies Program, UT School of Music, and the UT Departments of History, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theatre.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Tabernacle Baptist Church 2137 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Knoxville TN 37915

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Diversity & Inclusion


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Black History Month

Multicultural Student Life
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