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Duke Arts Presents

The Mighty Clouds of Joy

Friday, November 16, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Praised by The New York Times for “the individual power of each member,” the irreplaceable gospel quartet The Mighty Clouds of Joy is the most lasting, significant, and consistently transporting group of its kind. Led for half a century by gospel icon Joe Ligon, the group has faithfully safeguarded the timeless quartet form. With beautiful four-part harmonies, engaging call-and-response refrains, and Ligon’s blistering perorations, The Mighty Clouds of Joy remains vital to gospel and secular fans alike. Now gospel’s essential quartet exalts the Hayti Heritage Center, a former AME church, with cool composure and cleansing fire.


The Mighty Clouds of Joy is a co-presentation of Duke Performances and the Hayti Heritage Center.