Jubilee is are fast and rhythmic songs that tell a story, sometimes with syncopation. The jubilee period occurred from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as a way for black colleges to gain support for their financial difficulties. Quartet is a sacred a cappella group of 4 voices or instruments (sometimes with limited instrumentation). The quartets consisted of male and female a cappella ensemble of four to six voices that perform formal arrangements in close four-part harmony, with rhythmic style of singing. Fisk University, also known as the Fisk Jubilee Singers, was the first university to establish a tour to provide a financial cushion.