DIRECTOR OF GRAMMY-WINNING FISK JUBILEE SINGERS DIES AT 70

Sep 12, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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For nearly 30 years, he was the musical director of the Grammy-winning Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Paul T. Kwami, 70, died Saturday after an illness, according to Fisk University.

During Kwami’s tenure, which lasted from 1994 to 2022, the singing group based at the historically Black university in Nashville, Tennessee, also won a Dove Award and a National Medal of Arts, as well as being inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

The group performed at Carnegie Hall, Ryman Auditorium, Apollo Theater, and the White House, among other places.

Before graduating from Fisk University in 1985, Kwami sang with the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

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