American Spiritual Ensemble
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
|When||Jan 29 2022 7:30 p.m. - Jan 29 2022 10 p.m.|
|Where||City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium|
|Address||401 S. College Street, Morganton, NC, 28655|
The American Spiritual Ensemble was founded in 1995 in order to maintain and honor the music pioneered by enslaved African people. ASE is a critically-acclaimed ensemble that is dedicated to performing provocative, dynamic concerts around the world celebrating the American negro spiritual. Performing these spirituals serves as a tribute to the many lives lost or destroyed during slavery in the United States; a horrible time for human kind.
These songs, a combination of African, American, and European traditions, create a new type of melody in which a sense of identification was created within the enslaved community. These songs now stand as a testament of the strength found through faith during times of hardship as well as a unifying force among all peoples. These songs are beloved all around the world.