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Universoul Circus

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CEDRIC WALKER — The Brainchild behind one of the most successful ventures for African Americans — THE UNVERSOUL CIRCUS visited “THE WINSTON CHANEY MORNING SHOW.

We talked about his early years from Tuskegee, Alabama to working with THE COMMODORES, to serving as Promoter for THE JACKSON FIVE to promoting the World’s first Rap Music Tour with RUN DMC, Salt n Peppa and The Fat Boys – to producing major stage plays such as “Wicked Ways” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find.

We talked about how the Circus first got started and how it grew to multiple tents going on at the same time around the country, and the popularity it has gained over the years.

The first show took place in 1994 in the parking lot of the Old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution dubbed it “Cirque du Soul” when it debuted.

Circus Report – a trade weekly called it “a masterpiece of production, staging and promotion.


UniverSoul Circus-Landover Hills, Md

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