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Morehouse College is Visiting Nigeria to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Jun 16 – Jun 29, 2022

The Morehouse Glee Club will celebrate the 50th-anniversary of its first visit to Nigeria June 26 to July 9. The group will sing in Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba languages at concerts in Lagos, Abuja and Enugu. The forty students and faculty members will also visit universities and high schools, meet Nigerian students, and explore their historical ties to Nigeria.

The 1972 tour included five nations, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda. The tour infused African music into the Glee Club's tradition, and American Choral music in general.

“Cultural exchanges such as the upcoming visit of the Morehouse College Glee Club help contribute to strengthening the bonds of friendship and collaboration through music and arts, offering an opportunity for Nigerian students to learn about academic experiences in the United States,” Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard explained. A public diplomacy grant of the U.S. Mission to Nigeria, Delta Airlines, and individual donors have supported the upcoming tour.
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