Black History Month Wales Finale Showcase
For the sixth year, the Wales Millennium Centre will host the free Finale Event for Black History Month. The finale will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate African Diaspora culture and the contributions to Wales and beyond with music, dance, great food and great company.
The day will include performances on the Glanfa Stage from:
• Panafest Cymru, who will open the festivities with a bang, featuring a performance from local artists. The performance will be a culmination of 12 weeks of song, dance, drum, poetry, visual arts and theatre workshops.
• The reliable sound of sunshine, Solid Steel, a London based steel band who will bring the best in calypso sounds to the Centre.
• Cardiff based, Ballet Nimba combining traditional and contemporary West African dance and music in an exciting and dynamic way.
• BBC Wales Horizons artists Baby Queens and Kizzy Meriel Crawford who will grace the stage. A Welsh speaker, songwriter and performer with Bajan heritage, Kizzy Meriel Crawford boasts both range and charisma. The all-girl, Wales based group, Baby Queens mix hip hop, rock, soul and reggae with breathtaking vocals.
• A gospel choir with an edge; Swansea Gospel Choir, singing a mixture of traditional gospel and contemporary songs.
• The Big Talent School presenting Hairspray. Enjoy an extract from one of the hippest musicals in the West End presented by young, local aspiring performers.
• Wales Millennium Centre’s very own urban choir, Hard Côr, who will perform a classic song from the early 20th Century in their very own unique style.
• Messiah Dub Club, authentic ska dance band, fused with Latin, Salsa and Reggae, led by Cardiff’s Anthony Ward a.k.a. Drumtan.
• Tavaziva Ten, a stunning and seductive collection of five minute dance pieces performed in the Weston Studio. Eight outstanding dancers will perform these ten short, beautiful pieces depicting the extraordinary imagination of Artistic Director, Bawren [Please note this performance is ticketed].
And if that weren’t enough, back by popular demand is local Chef Geraldine Trotman. The Caribbean menu served at Black History Month Celebrations in 2013, devised and created in collaboration with ffresh restaurant’s head chef, was a huge success and therefore Geraldine will be back consulting on this year’s menu, which will not only be served at the celebrations on the 25th but also at various points throughout the month at ffresh bar.