Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Indianapolis "Art & Soul" Series Focuses on Journey of Faith to Freedom

By David Lindquist
Spoken-word artist Mariah Ivey is one of four highlighted Art & Soul performers. (Photo: Photo provided by
INDIANA---The 20th annual Art & Soul series will commemorate the African-American journey to freedom. Seventeen Black History Month performances are scheduled at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Art & Soul will emphasize sacred traditions at multiple midday events, including gospel jazz with drummer Kenny Phelps (Feb. 5), a Mahalia Jackson tribute by singer Brenda Williams (Feb. 10) and gospel and hip-hop dance from Krash Krew Dance Ministries (Feb. 25). "At the intersection of every African-American religious and freedom movement you will always find African-American artists," said Ernest Disney-Britton, Arts Council of Indianapolis director of grant services and arts education. "This February, we will celebrate how the arts have impacted the African-American journey to freedom." [link]