Written by Erin Ellis
Every student needs some type of release, especially as the semester winds down.
Students will have an opportunity to unwind before the end of the semester with Soul Sessions from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Student Union Ballrooms.
Soul Sessions will offer VSU students a chance to listen to music, converse with others and enjoy free snacks.
The event, sponsored by CAB, will feature live music from the musical group Common Mind.
“They are comprised of recently graduated VSU students and current students,” Alisha Stabler, CAB adviser, said. “There is always a positive reaction to the band and the students love them!”
Common Mind consists of members Brian Mathis, Nick Johnson, Neo Soul, Travis King Jr., Anthony Bussey, CaShala Huntley, Iborya Jones and Victoria Dubose.
The musical group won 1st place in the Battle of the Bands competition on April 3.
“Common Mind plays a variation of original and more common known songs,” Stabler said. “They have a soulful jazzy feel that induces a relaxed feeling among its listeners.”
The band will perform several classic hits which, according to Stabler, the audience is sure to love.
“Common Mind is not like any band you hear on the radio,” Stabler said. “They have a soulful sense to them and we hope to bring that to VSU.”
All students are encouraged to come out and enjoy this night of soul.
“Come alone, with a group of friends,” Stabler said. “Or make it a free date night.”
Stabler believes that those who chose to come will have more fun than expected.
“There will be a space for dancing,” Stabler said. “Or you can simply sit back and let the music invade your soul.”
Stabler hopes that students will take much more than dance moves from these sessions.
“We hope students will gain a sense of varied music with an appreciation for a different musical feel,” she said.