Black History Month 2019 opening celebration
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
CRER are pleased to announce the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, will mark the beginning of Black History Month 2019. The month long programme of events acknowledges the contributions made by Black people to Scotland’s history and heritage.
Co-ordinating the evening is MC Dr Peggy Brunache, Lecturer in the History of Slavery, University of Glasgow. To help celebrate we will be joined by Professor Sir Geoff Palmer, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh; internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Andrea Baker; poet, playwright and performer Hannah Lavery; comedian Chris KC and the Maryhill Integration Network's Joyous Choir.
Andrea Baker will be performing an excerpt from her award-winning show, Sing Sistah Sing! accompanied by Richard Lewis on piano. Followed by a discussion about the show.
Sing Sistah Sing! is a celebration of the African American female voice. Weaving together the stories of women including Marian Anderson, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday, Baker reveals the extraordinary lives of these powerful singers and their fight for artistic freedom at home and abroad.
2018 Edinburgh Festival Editors’ Award.
Powerful voice, courageous women
The event is free but booking is essential
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