Celebrate Black History Month with Virtual Programs

  • January 28, 2021

Begun as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora, Black History Month (or African-American History Month) has become an important annual celebration in the U.S. and around the world. Each February, many schools and communities celebrate Black History Month through performances, activities, and special events.

Several of Artivate’s artists take pride in sharing the heritage and culture of Africans and the African Diaspora year-round through their educational programs. Here are a few ideas from Artivate artists who can provide engaging, interactive virtual performances and workshops during February – and beyond:

Anansegro of Ghana – join Kofi Dennis for a vibrant exploration of West African cultural traditions through interactive storytelling, music, drumming, and dance

Cantaré – discover how African cultures influenced and inspired rhythms, instruments, and musical styles throughout South America and the Caribbean in Madre Africa: African Heritage in Latin America

Christylez Bacon – enjoy rhyming, storytelling, and call and response with DC-based, GRAMMY nominated progressive hip-hop artist Christylez (Human Beatbox)  (pictured left)

Dom Flemons – The American Songster – explore nearly a century of early American musical styles as GRAMMY winner and multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons illuminates the history and influence of African American musicians

Lesole’s Dance Project – get on your feet with LDP founder Lesole Maine as he leads workshops in traditional South African dance styles

Magpie – hear the folk songs that impacted social change in American history in

Step Afrika! – discover the history, culture, and high-energy movements of stepping, an American art form created by African American college students  (pictured right)

Contact Diana Schenck, our Director of Artist and Community Programming, at diana@goartivate.org for more information, or to plan a virtual experience for your school or community.