PUBLISHER:
  Furious Flower
  Poetry Center
  MSC 3802
  Harrisonburg, VA 22807
  PHONE: (540) 568-8883
  FAX: (540) 568-8888

  FOR INFORMATION   CONTACT:
  Natalia Bradshaw-Parson
  bradshnr@jmu.edu

 
Nikki Giovanni: Truth Is On Its Way
 
I can flyI can fly

"I mean . . . I . . . can fly . . . / like a bird in the sky . . . "
Nikki Giovanni, "Ego Tripping"

at the Truth Is On Its Way concert
 
Monday, February 27, 2006
7 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium
James Madison University
 

 

 

 

This concert commemorates the 35th anniversary of the release of Nikki Giovanni’s Truth Is On Its Way album in 1971.  Giovanni’s original album was one of the first of its kind, combining traditional gospel spirituals with Giovanni’s own contemporary poetry.

The concert will be available for the general public via web cast.  Consider planning a Truth Is On Its Way party in your school or town.  Witness history in the making at your gathering as you watch this live performance!

Choir members include students from the following regional colleges and universities:  James Madison University, Virginia State University, Eastern Mennonite University, Mary Baldwin College, and Washington & Lee University.

 

Truth Is On Its Way CD

       
  View the Press Release    
 

 

   
 
Nikki Giovanni, Val Ward, and the choir
 

Tickets

The concert is free and open to the public. No ticket is required for admission. We recommend that you arrive early to find a good seat! The auditorium will be open for seating at 6 p.m.

       
 

Parking

Concert attendees may park in any JMU lot after 5:45 p.m. on the day of the concert. Buses should unload behind Wilson Hall, park at the convocation center, and pick up from Wilson after the performance.

For a campus map, click here or go to http://web.jmu.edu/parking/map.asp. Wilson Hall is located at the top of the quad in the "Bluestone" area of campus.

   
 

Booksigning

Ms. Giovanni will be signing books at Barnes & Noble at Harrisonburg Crossing on Sunday, February 26, 2006, at 3 p.m.

Barnes & Noble is located at 289 Burgess Rd., Harrisonburg, VA, 22801.

For more information or directions to the store, call 540-432-3801.

   
  Press

Austin, Luanne. "Renowned Poet Visits JMU to Re-Record Album." Daily News-Record. 24 February 2006.

Beard, Zach. " Nikki Giovanni gives stand-out performance in Wilson Hall Monday night." The Breeze. 2 March 2006.

   
  Photographs of the Event
 

Follow this link to view JMU Photography Services' photos of the event: Giovanni Photos.

 
  Link to Nikki Giovanni's web site  
     
Webcast the event Attend a Viewing Party
Teacher Resources on Nikki Giovanni