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Bring It On! – May 5, 2014


William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Portia Maultsby, Professor Emerita of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.

Recognizing that student talent and interest in Black performance styles could foster the development of such ensembles as a vital part of academic coursework, the IU Soul Revue was established in 1971 by Herman C. Hudson with Ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby was appointed as the ensemble’s first director.

She served in this capacity for 10 years. Demonstrating a repertoire based in R&B, soul, and other forms of urban Black popular music, the “Revue” would become America’s first collegi