Celebrate Black History Month with Artivate Artists!

  • January 14, 2022

Black History Month celebrates important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora. Each February, many schools and communities celebrate Black History Month through performances, activities, and special events. Several Artivate artists take pride in sharing the heritage and culture of Africans and the African Diaspora year-round through their educational programs. Artists can provide virtual or in-person programming, adapting and accommodating to the needs of the audience as well as pandemic protocols.

Here are a few ideas from Artivate artists who can provide engaging, interactive performances and workshops during Black History Month – 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
photo cr. Eloqui Design Collective 

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

Magpie with String Instruments - Photo Credit: Tom Radcliffe

Lesole’s Dance Project – get on your feet with LDP founder Lesole Maine as he leads workshops and performances in traditional South African dance styles
photo cr. Daniel Peck Photography

Magpie – hear the folk songs that impacted social change in American history in Battle Cry of Freedom: From Civil War to Civil Rights
photo cr. Tom Radcliffe

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

Contact the team at info@goartivate.org for more information or to plan an experience for your school or community.