EMU Offers ‘Taste’ of Gospel Music

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"Unconditional," a gospel music group from New York City, will perform at a "Soul Food Cafe" 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite University.

The concert, part of Black History Month observances at EMU, will feature artists Kimberly Joy Downing, first/second soprano; Krystal A. Livingston, alto/soprano; Annicia P. Thomas (alto); Kelly McKay Downing, bass; Dave Hosier, keyboardist; Douglas Deguire, drummer; Thomas Saunders, Jr. (bassist); and Chris Morgan (guitar/bass).

"What we’re seeking to do is provide a soul food restaurant atmosphere similar to what you’d find in New York City, with contemporary gospel music played during the meal and then the group performing afterwards," said Melody M. Pannell, director of multicultural services at EMU.

General admission is $5 – $3 for students with I.D. – which includes an array of home-cooked Southern soul food and the concert.

For more information, contact the multicultural services office at 432-4458.