“Sounds of Blackness is always on our playlist!” – Barack and Michelle Obama
2022 Anthem Award – Silver & Bronze
5 NAACP Image Awards
4 Stellar Awards
3 Grammy Awards
Emmy Award Nomination
Soul Train Award
International Time for Peace Award
International Dance Music Award
Independent Music Award Nomination
First Avenue Minneapolis Night Club Honorable Star
Soul of the Sixties is an authentic reenactment and tribute to the greatest soul performers of the ’60s: Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more! Sounds of Blackness performs in full costume with original choreography and their ten-piece band.
Since January of 1971, the group has flourished under the direction of Gary Hines. Sounds of Blackness performs and proclaims the music, culture, and history of Americans to audiences all over the world including World Cup, Super Bowl, Ryder, NFL, NBA and Grammy Awards. The award-winning vocal and instrumental ensemble’s music spans genres including jazz, blues, rock & roll, R&B, gospel, spirituals, reggae and soul, to share uplifting messages of hope, unity, love and peace for all humankind.
Effective immediately, all performances at the Dakota will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card or a photo of their card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe. More COVID Policy details here >>
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