Three time Grammy award-winning music ensemble, the Sounds of Blackness will perform 7 p.m. tonight in Edson Auditorium on the University of Minnesota Morris campus. The free performance will delve into the music, culture and history of African Americans. Sounds of Blackness performs in many genres of music, including jazz, blues, gospel, spirituals, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, soul and rock and roll.
Sounds of Blackness performed at the 1992 and 1993 Grammy Awards, the 1994 World Cup, the 1996 Olympics and the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships. Besides the 3 Grammy Awards, they have won a Soul Train Award, seven Stellar Awards, an International Time for Peace Award, the International Dance Music Awards, 5 NAACP Image Awards and have been nominated for an Emmy.