IU’s African American Arts Institute is celebrating 25 years of Potpourri of the Arts: News at IU: Indiana Universi…

Throughout the year, Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute’s ensembles travel around the country, entertaining crowds and promoting black music, dance and culture.

But once a year, members of each of the institute’s three ensembles — IU Soul Revue, the African American Dance Company and the African American Choral Ensemble — get together to present a night of dance, gospel, music and collaboration through the annual Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition event.

“The Potpourri is unique in that it brings together an incredibly broad range of music and dance genres and cultural representations of the African diaspora in one space and at one time,” said Charles Sykes, executive director of the African American Arts Institute. “The student performers and the…

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