The Omicron Gamma chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America hosted Sinsual, its annual Valentine’s Day event, on Friday in the Foster Tanner recital hall.
Sinsual promotes safe sex and informs the public about the stigmas involving unprotected sex. Along with giving educational facts, the fraternity members also sing love songs that encourage the crowd to sing back. The show was hosted by FAMU students Dai Ware and Patrick Thomas.
The show featured songs from artists such as John Legend, Tyrese, Miguel and many more.
When asked about the overall success of the show, song leader Lavontay Brightwell, a journalism major, said,
“I think we had an awesome show. All the late nights paid off. As musicians, we continuously strive to advance music in America with each recital, but most of all we enjoy ourselves and always remember the greater good.”
The show also featured acts other than the brothers of the fraternity. A member of Voices gave a spoken word piece as well as Sigma Alpha Iota, an all-female singing organization on FAMU’s campus, gave a stunning sneak peek performance. Their annual Valentine’s Day show, ‘Love Jones,” took place Saturday.
Lastly, the night featured a girl group of four ladies singing.
“Singing in front of the crowd I was so nervous at first. Once I got up there and started singing I began to get less and less nervous. This is the second time I have sung in the organization’s show but my first Sinsual," said Gabrielle Mack, a Music Industry major.
Daniel Martin, president of Future Public Health Professionals, an organization on FAMU’s campus, supplied the show with an ample number of condoms that were scattered across the floor with brochures.
He also gave a sex talk. The sex talk was very informational. He gave facts that let the students know that 1,000 people in Leon County are living with HIV. He also informed the crowd that last Thursday was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Sinsual is a tradition in Phi Mu Alpha and happens every spring semester. “I would like to see more collaboration with other organizations on campus with next year’s Sinsual,” the organization’s president, Terrance Christian, said.