Celebrate radical healing with TRHT Kalamazoo on National Day of Racial Healing Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 9:15pm at the Kalamazoo State Theatre. Featuring performances by local artists and keynote speaker.
About Ballet Folklorico De Mi Tierra
Ballet Folklorico De MI Tierra, is a dance group formed by El Concilio in 2018. With the idea of having a space for youth to explore their heritage and represent the Latino community in Kalamazoo and surrounding South-West Michigan area. The group also functions as a social group that helps with strengthening their goal-directed behavior as well as their self-management skills. With the support of parents and the commitment of youth, the youth have been able to share in many special events throughout the years with songs like the El Son De La Negra and Arriba Pichataro.
About Kalamazoo Chinese Academy
The KCA Performing Arts project includes three performing groups: Chinese folk dance, lion dance, as well as Chinese YoYo. KCA Performing Arts aims to expand opportunities for artists of all ages, skill levels, backgrounds, and identities through their performing arts program. In addition to establishing Chinese culture as integral part of the Kalamazoo community through performing arts, the expansion and diversification of their programs will showcase the uniqueness of Chinese art and culture to a wider audience without them having to travel to China. KCA Performing Arts strives to provide performing arts programs to promote access, in a safe and welcoming environment, to Kalamazoo County students underserved in the arts through the transformative power of the arts.
About Orchestra Jammbo’laya (O.Jamm)
Orchestra Jammbo’laya is a community project comprised of a diverse group of young musicians, local artists and teachers. Collectively, the musicians envision what music elements from the African Diaspora sound like through western instruments. The group can be heard playing a wide range of music composers including Chiquinha Gonzaga, Big Momma Thorton, Prince, Koffee, and original comportions from O.Jamm musicians. As the project develops, it aims to serve as a model for establishing diversity, representation, exploration, and community among the music education process for players and audience members alike.
Community healing circles will be available the day before on Jan. 16, host venues to be announced.
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