Berkeley Black History Month Celebration

The Second Annual Black History Month Celebration will be held in Berkeley on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 5pm at the Florence Schwimley Little Theater, located at 1936 Allston Way. Admission is free and open to the public. This year's theme is "Kiamsha: The Awakening."

The event headliner is Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, a Grammy-nominated, percussion driven, vocal ensemble whose mission is to preserve and share the rich musical traditions of African American roots music, which is strongly connected to West African and Caribbean origins. The CHC transports the audience to a place in time when the roots of American music were just being sewn by the involuntary African immigrants.

Other performances include Othello Jefferson, Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, Berkeley High School African American Dance group, plus the short play "Code Black: A Silverstone Bay Story", plus performers Sister's Keeper and James Daley and a Black Inventions Display.

For more information, call 510-717-4020 or email

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