|Choir celebrates multicultural talents|
|By Danielle Rosser|
If you're in the Chicago area tonight, you may want to stop by Loyola University - Chicago, where the Gospel Choir is hosting a multicultural music celebration.
"Bridging the Gap: Celebrating All Nations" is an event dedicated to celebrating multiculturalism through song and dance. An all-female, mostly Asian and caucasian acapella group, Loyolacapella, will be featured along with African singers, Afro-Decent, and the Radical Soul Dance Troupe Envy, from Northern Illinois University. Other songs and praise dances are also planned for the evening.
"They put you in the mind of Take 6 because they do the beat-boxing and everything," Brown-Hood said of Loyolacapella. On her drive to work Thursday morning, she spoke with enthusiasm about hearing and seeing the groups' performances.
What started as an almost all-Black choir in 2001 has evolved into a group in which multiple nationalities are represented, according to Sylvia Brown-Hood, the choir's faculty advisor and music director. February being Black History Month, Brown-Hood said she thought it important to be inclusive and focus on more than just the Black experience.
The event tonight, February 16, is free and begins at 5 p.m. in the Student Union's Bremner Lounge at Loyola's Lake Shore campus, 6339 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago.
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