Tonight, the subgroup of the Black Student Movement will be celebrating its 20th year in a concert entitled “Happy Birthday, Harmonyx!”
The concert will feature popular R&B and hip-hop songs from the last 20 years and a large number of alumni will be returning for the occasion. Mike Dyson, a 2013 graduate, will be among them.
“The fact that we were able to last 20 years and we are a student organization with little funds is incredible” Dyson said. “It’s really cool to be a part of something that’s lasted as long as I’ve been alive.”
Dyson was drawn to Harmonyx after hearing them at Week of Welcome his freshman year.
After singing with the group for two years, Dyson became the director. He believes Harmonyx represents the values and mission of the BSM.
“It gives a voice to the black community,” Dyson said. “Throughout time, African-Americans have had their own sound and Harmonyx brings that sound to UNC’s campus.”
Jacob Kerns, a freshman biology major, attended the Harmonyx fall concert and said he was impressed with the group’s talent and activity within the school.
“They’re involved on campus activities not just through BSM,” Kerns said. “They’ve performed at social justice rallies, vigils and in The Pit.”