The First Annual Black History Month Celebration in Berkeley will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 p.m. 6 p.m. at the Berkeley Community Theater. Admission is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc. which has produced 27 Juneteenth Festivals, the celebration will be held in collaboration with the following organizations: Berkeley NAACP; Berkeley High School African American Studies Department; Peace & Justice Commission; Iota Theta Phi; Parents of Children of African Descent (PCAD); and Berkeley Unified School District
Event sponsors are the City of Berkeley and Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union.
Besides the music, celebration will feature historical presentations, spoken word, and dance by Akayaa Atule and other performances. There will also be African food, Caribbean Food, Texas BBQ and vendors with merchandise from Africa and other parts of the world, as well as face painting and African storytelling.
The music will feature Afro beats & original tunes from the world renowned Zulu Spear, fantastic Funk and original tunes from AfroFunk Experience, and R&B-& Hip Hop music from Kev Choice.
For more information about the Black History Month Celebration or the Berkeley Juneteenth Festival call 510.655.8008 or email [email protected]