Black History Month

The University of Salford’s annual celebration of Black History Month is well under way and there are places available for upcoming events.

A feast of music, video and interpretative dance has also been organised by Jocelyn Loubser in the Music and Performance Directorate in collaboration with the Equality and Diversity Office.

On Tuesday 22 October from 6pm-10pm, the venue will again play host to a varied collection of bands, ensembles and dance, reflecting the diverse population of the UK.

Performance student and singer Francesca Evans will start proceedings, followed by Capoeria Angola Manchesterwho use Brazilian martial arts derived from the traditions of African slaves to produce an exciting spectacle of music and movement. Freestyle Rap artists, Fictionary will delight with their word skills and recent Salford graduates, Holly Marland and John Haycock will demonstrate the Kora –  a West African harp –  originally used for storytelling. Tom Attah, a PhD student and blues singer will bring the concert to a soulful close while images of Woodstax are displayed on the Christie Tiles.

Colleagues are encouraged to attend these free events and no booking is required.

Black History Month celebrates the contribution culturally diverse people have made to the UK and forms part of Listen!, the University’s commitment to equality and diversity. This is the fourth year the University has been involved, and the theme this year focuses on the 50th anniversary of the public speech given in Washington by civil rights activist, Martin Luther King.

To find out more, please call 0161 295 2261.

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