Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) will present a full month of programming to celebrate Black History Month in February. Visit LHPAI’s brand-new website for performance show times, ticket purchasing, and all sorts of information on the institute and its offerings: www.langstoninstitute.org.
Nigerian writer and performer Tayo Aluko’s one-man show about Paul Robeson, Call Mr. Robeson, takes us on an historic roller coaster through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life, highlighting his radical activism. Aluko’s
From Africa to the White House: A Journey of Resistance, Triumph and Spirituals is an illuminating, musically illustrated talk exploring African pre-slavery history, Africans’ resistance to white domination over the centuries, and their eventual triumph (symbolically, at least) with the election and inauguration of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States.
The world-renowned Cleo Parker Robinson’ Dance Ensemble presents the 2012 world premiere of FUSION, choreographed by Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus. Saintus’ piece expresses the rich fusion of Caribbean culture and the contemporary life of his country through Haitian traditional dance and classical, modern and contemporary technique.
And Karen Meadow has successfully performed her one-woman tour de force Harriet’s Return, on the life of Harriet Tubman, throughout the United States and abroad.
A Black History Month pass may also be purchased that will allow entry into all five premier events at a 10 percent discount. The pass can be purchased here.
IMAGE: Karen Meadow in Harriet’s Return, her one-woman tour de force on the life of Harriet Tubman.
– Tamara Gill, Community Development & Outreach