The Minnesota natives Sounds of Blackness release their tenth studio effort the self-titled project “The Sounds of Blackness” on Malaco records. It features the lead single “Fly Again” and marks the Grammy Award winning groups 40th anniversary. The CD focuses on a wide range of topics including reconciliation and healing. Gary Hines the group’s leader explains ”Music is God’s perfect form of communication, because what comes from the heart reaches the heart and what comes from the soul reaches the soul and what comes from the spirit reaches the spirit.” Since 1971, Sounds of Blackness have performed recorded and proclaimed the music, culture and history of African Americans to audiences around the world. They have embraced and presented many genres of music associated with Black Americans from Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Reggae, Ragtime, Spirituals, and Work songs. On three occasions, Sounds of Blackness has performed for audiences of over one billion people: the Opening Ceremonies of the 1994 World Cup, the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships. The group has performed at the White House on five separate occasions. WEAA is proud to present The Sounds Of Blackness during Black History Month.