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Repertoire

Since its inception in 1988, Shades' repertoire has grown to over 200 songs, with new music added every year! Before the start of the fall semester, the Pitch (or musical director) of the group carefully selects a set of roughly 35 songs to perform over the course of the school year. This year, this list of songs consists of: 

  • Amen/We Shall Overcome*

  • At Last | Etta James

  • Adorn | Miguel

  • Cranes in the Sky | Solange

  • Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing | Stevie Wonder

  • Ex-Factor | Ms. Lauryn Hill

  • Fallin' | Alicia Keys

  • Glory Glory | traditional spiritual

  • Hard to Say | Chicago 

  • Have Mercy | Eryn Allen Kane

  • He Lives in You | Lebo M.

  • Hound Dog | Big Mama Thornton

  • Human Nature | Michael Jackson

  • I'd Rather Go Blind | Etta James

  • Is This Love | Bob Marley, in the style of Corrine Bailey Rae

  • Quimbara | Celia Cruz

  • Let Me Know | Jon B.

  • Let Me Love You | Mario

  • Location | Khalid

  • Mary* | traditional spiritual in the style of Take 6

  • More than A Paycheck* | Sweet Honey in the Rock

  • Nkosi Sikeleli'Afrika* | Enoch Sontonga

  • No Mirrors* | Sweet Honey in the Rock

  • One Sweet Day | Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men

  • Redemption Song | Bob Marley

  • Rise Up | Andra Day

  • Something Within Me | Traditional Spiritual

  • Soonah Will Be Done* | Moses Hogan

  • Spiritual | Sweet Honey in the Rock

  • Stand By Me | Ben E. King

  • Thinkin Bout You | Frank Ocean 

  • Wanting Memories* | Sweet Honey in the Rock

  • Weak | SWV

*Denotes a song in the Shades canon.

Xavier Washington performing  Mary at the Shades/Dukes Joint concert Dec 2016.

Shades of Yale performs "Elijah Rock" by Moses Hogan at their Spring 2018 concert.

Nyamal Tuor performs "Cranes in the Sky" by Solange in Spring 2018. Arrangement by Ashtan Grace Towles.

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