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RIVAA Black History Month Opening Live Performances

David Stone
RIVAA Black History Month Opening Live Performances

Performers for RIVAA's Black History Month art exhibit opening include poetry and live music. The free opening reception runs from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on February 8th. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation co-produces the event.

RAHMAN & COMPANY, a five member ensemble, leads with...

  • The Children of Ancient Mother Africa

  • A Branch of The Ancient Tree 1619 – 2019 (lecture/performance)

  • African Music and Dance of Senegal & Old Mali West Africa

Next up: Poetry readings by Harold Thomas and Ebonie J. Williams 

Singer Beatrice Ajaero treats the audience with the Black National Anthem.

Also on the bill: a performance by Vincent Pierce of the Coler Hospital Open Doors program, with teens from the Roosevelt Island Moving Forward program

Get the bigger picture: Roosevelt Island News

 

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