“Today’s Youth; Tomorrow’s Legacy” is the theme of Savannah Black Heritage Festival 2015. Scheduled for February 1st through the 21st, Savannah Black Heritage Festival 2015 brings three, full weeks of music, dance, theater, art, food, culture, and fun to Savannah – and all in the name of celebrating both the contribution of African Americans to the history and development of the United States, as well as its potential and promise of continuing to do so into the future.
Savannah Black Heritage Festival 2015 opens February 1st with a visual arts exhibition at the Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center, featuring works by Peggy Blood, professor of fine arts at Savannah State University.
The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble of Denver returns as the featured dance group for Savannah Black Heritage Festival 2015, with performances scheduled for February 3rd, along with a public conversation on February second regarding African-American cultural and historical influences upon choreographing a dance repertoire. The ensemble will also conduct a community dance workshop for dancers ages 12 and older.
Grand Festival Day, a favorite family-friendly event packed with activities and top entertainment, is scheduled for February 7th at the Savannah Civic Center, followed with the annual gospel concert featuring a number of well-known artists on February 8th.
Bright Star Children’s Touring Theatre of Asheville, N.C., will present multiple public performances of their productions of “Rosa Parks and Forgotten Friends” and “Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History.” Also on the schedule is a Feb. 20 performance from the Spelman College Women’s Jazz Ensemble at the festival’s second tribute to the late Ben Tucker.
The festival closes February 21st with “Miss Anderson’s Songs: The Life and Music of Marian Anderson,” a production from the National Portrait Gallery’s Culture in Motion Series.
Savannah Black Heritage Festival 2015 is the 16th event produced by Savannah State University and the 26th sponsored by the city of Savannah. All festival events and activities are free of admission and open to the public.
Savannah Black Heritage Festival 2015
Today’s Youth; Tomorrow’s Legacy – Feb. 1-21, 2015
For more details and a full schedule, please visit the Savannah Black Heritage Festival website – savannahblackheritagefestival.com or visit the festival’s Facebook page.
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