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Black History Month Culture & Arts Family Festival
February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Black History Month: A family festival featuring a full spectrum of African American history through music, dance, theatre, and art.
•Maya Soleil Tradition will present acoustic African songs and dancers from countries of western and south-central Africa. With colorful costumes and engaging personalities, ethnic vocals, musical instruments, and drums such as djembes & talking drums.
•Music Soulstice will provide a musical experience tracing the evolution of soul music and how it has impacted American culture from decade to decade. From early spirituals to Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, to Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, and Marvin Gaye, to Michael Jackson, Prince, and more; hear soul music that has shaped the American cultural landscape.
•Book-It Theatre of Seattle performs “Crown: Ad Ode to the Fresh Cut”, about the importance of the haircut.
-PNW African American Quilters exhibit and quilt square making for students attending.
-There will be art projects based on folk-art traditions, the teaching of African dance moves, and a drum circle. A great day for all ages!