We arrived at JFK at 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 31, 2015 after an eleven-hour flight – the return flight always seems faster. We were quickly processed through US customs. Again, all luggage was present and accounted for. We only had a four-and-a-half hour drive back to campus.
All in all, this may have been the best-attended concert tour that the choir has ever had. All concerts were either filled to the capacity of the hall or had at least nine hundred persons in attendance. Of course, the choir likes traveling internationally, but the real joy is seeing the faces of citizens of other countries who have perhaps never heard the voices of an African American choir before.
As stated earlier, there were only a few persons of the African Diaspora in Argentina. I believe this is one reason why we may have been such a “novelty”? With Argentina being a Catholic state with very few other religions, its citizens were perhaps hearing some of our American genre of music that we sang for the very first time.
The audiences of Argentina will never forget the Morgan State University Choir. We travelled as far as a group could travel in Argentina for the limited amount of time that we had. As tourists, we enjoyed a broad perspective of the country.
I believe that the Morgan State University Choir represented the University, Baltimore City, Maryland and America well in our concerts. We pray that we can continue to carry the Morgan banner even higher – growing the future and leading the world!