Bringing a modern approach to the traditional spiritual is the mission of the Adrian Dunn Singers, a group of professional singers of diverse musical backgrounds. The group will perform its Black Music Matters concert Thursday, February 17, 6 p.m. at the EKU Center for the Arts. The concert is held as part of events commemorating Black History Month.
An award-winning singer, songwriter and producer originally from Chicago, Dunn has studied and performed around the world. He formed the Adrian Dunn Singers in 2018, and they have performed in venues nationwide. The group has released two albums.
Dunn and his singers recently released an album entitled, Redemption, which is a skillful meld of classical, gospel and hip hop music designed to give voice to social justice. The arrangements were inspired by black men like Trayvon Martin and Philando Castile who have died senseless deaths as racial tensions have continued over the years.
He said he hopes the story his group tells through their music honors the legacy of his ancestors and continues to offer the perspective of black voices, which are needed in this world.
The concert is free and open to the public. Register for tickets at ekucenter.com.
For more information on the Adrian Dunn Singers, visit https://adriandunn.com/.