Festival: Black History Month, Feb. 26-27 2011 @ Paa ya Paa, Ridgeways & Village Mkt

February 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Black History Month established in 1976 – now celebrated nationally and internationally in February – is the fruitful vision of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Part of the aim of Black History is to recognize significant contributions to society made by people with African heritage.

Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre celebrates Black History Month with a host of activities and special Black History film showings at different venues. Sponsored by Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre, Friends of Paa Ya Paa and The American Embassy, movie viewings are open to the public.
At Paa Ya Paa, viewers can also enjoy a Walk Thru Black History Photo Exhibit and a Finale Program of music, singing, dancing and drumming

Dates: February 26-27, 2011
Film and Discussion Venues:

Date: February 26, 2011
Venue: Ridgeways Baptist Church
Movie: Martin Luther King
Time: 5pm

Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Village Market
Movie: Martin Luther King
Time: 9am

Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Centre
Movies: Neshoba, Soundtrack to a Revolution
Time: 12pm

Closing Events: Film, Performance, Art and Photo Exhibition
Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Centre
The finale performance is at 3 p.m. with American vocalist Karen Davidson, the Nairobi Chamber Chorus, the African Nazarene University, Michel Ongaro, Grandmaster Masese, Kachumbari and other local Kenyan artists set the stage for a memorable event.

NB: The art exhibit [Walk Thru Black History Photo Exhibit] will remain open until March 13, 2011.

This year’s theme: The story of a people-Reflection on Black History


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Live Music: Dangers Trio, every Friday @ Tamambo Tapas Seminar: Animation Renaissance, Feb. 23 2011 @ Alliance

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