Fisk University celebrate Fisk Jubilee Singers' Grammy win

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 18:04:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — On Thursday, Fisk University hosted a Grammy celebration for the Fisk Jubilee Singers after the group won its first-ever Grammy Award this year.

The celebration kicked off at 4 p.m., and the Fisk Jubilee singers will perform. The event will take place on the Fisk University campus in front of Jubilee Hall.

Watch the celebration below:

At this year's Grammy Awards, the Fisk Jubilee Singers took home the award for "Best Roots Gospel Album" for their 150th anniversary album called, "Celebrating Fisk." The Grammy Award-winning album was recorded live at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

The group was founded in 1871, and the a cappella ensemble performs songs that were sung by slaves prior to the Civil War.

On Wednesday, the Fisk Jubilee Singers also became the first artists to perform on a new outdoor stage at The Ryman.