UT School of Music hosts Black History Month concert

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Musicians celebrated Black History Month Thursday night at the University of Tennessee with a musical tour through African-American history.

The UT School of Music hosted an ensemble concert featuring a gospel choir, steel band and UT music students. The event’s organizer, Dr. Loneka Battiste, praised the talented singers and how they portrayed different points in African-American history.

“There are many genres that are African-American in nature and we hear about them on the radio, but there are a variety of styles African-Americans compose in,” she said.

The university is hosting events like this concert all month to celebrate Black History Month.

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