The University of Iowa
Community Sings with Urban Bush Women

Community Sings with Urban Bush Women

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Community Sings, a special event with local choirs and Urban Bush Women in Hancher's Strauss Hall.

UPDATE: We have reached our capacity for this event. If you would like to be put on a waiting list please email our Public Engagement Coordinator at

Reservations are first come first served, you will get an email confirmation following your completion of the form. Limited spots are still available!

Community Sings are about coming together as people to engage in song, spiritually and emotionally, and to discover community connecting points that increase our understanding of the power of song. This engagement was inspired by an African American Congregational Singing workshop run by Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock and her historian partner George Brandon. Explore African-American traditions and vocalization styles, as well as excerpts from Urban Bush Women’s Hair and Other Stories. All ages and abilities welcome.