The Golden Gate Quartet

The Golden Gate Quartet Previous Next Quick History Jubilee quartets have roots stemming from the Fisk Jubilee Singers, formed in 1871. This group banded together to preform negro spirituals and combat the large amount of debt that Fisk was facing. These performances of negro spirituals to audiences led to the creation of jubilee quartets and […]

Jubilee Quartets in the World of HBCUs

Jubilee Quartets in the World of HBCUs What is a Jubilee Quartet? There is much scpeculation regarding where the Jubilee Quartet originated from, but it is certain that there is a rich history. Originally Jubilee Quartets were comprised of 4 or more men with various voice patterns and singing styles. It was common to see […]

Jubilee Quartets and Minstrel Shows: Another Tale of the Abasement of Black Art

Jubilee Quartets and Minstrel Shows: Another Tale of the Abasement of Black Art By Kalila Farrakhan The African American Jubilee Quartet is a genre of music that began in the mid-1800s and its impact has permeated through the twentieth century and current day. A genre with both Africans and Western influences, Jubilee quartets are unique […]

Hidden Treasure: Wheat Street Female Quartet

Honorary Hidden Treasure: Wheat Street Female Quartet By: Alexia Khalil The Wheat Street Female Quartet The Wheat Street Female Quartet originated in Atlanta, Georgia in the early 1900’s, this all female group is not one of those many have heard of or can easily recall. This is not a coincidence in that the identities of […]

Jubilee Quartet

Jubilee Quartet     The Fisk Jubilee Singers were an African American group formed in 1871 by Fisk University Singers.  They were comprised of multiple students and were not a quartet. They sang a lot of spirituals in hopes of raising money for the college.   Members of the Fisk Jubilee Who led the Group? The […]

Modern Day Influence Of The Jubilee Quartet

Victory In The Midst Of Uncertainty As Perceived Through Nelly Ruach Historical Content Jubilee Quartets became widely popular in the beginning of the 20th century. These groups found their name through the biblical context of the year of Jubilee in the Bible when Gods people were being freed from bondage and slavery and began to […]