The new Everyone in Harmony vision of the Barbershop Harmony Society calls for Barbershoppers to reach out and become radically inclusive to enhance diversity in our membership. Well, the Carolinas District is taking a leadership role in this mission.
The Barbershop Revival is an ongoing project in Research Triangle, NC, intended to celebrate the African American roots of barbershop harmony and, to quote Harold Hicks, President & CEO, The National Museum of African American Music, our goal is to “re-establish the historical links between Barbershop Harmony and African American Musical traditions. It is a Youth Outreach project aimed primarily at the three Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) in the Research Triangle area. We view this project as a restoration of a cultural heritage to its founders.
To this end, we will be hosting a historic outreach to the African American students at these and other local universities.
Come celebrate the cultural richness of our favorite hobby! Tickets for the Saturday concert will be $15 at the door.