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Living in Color Performances Kick Off Black History Month

As Black History Month has begun this February, so have several on-campus events paying honor to and celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history. One of these events is Living in Color, a series of Black Performing Arts Events. The music performances are scheduled to take place on February 11th.

The music performances of Living in Color follow a spoken word poetry installment that took place on Thursday, February 2nd. The evening of poetry featured student poets, including Benedita Zalabantu, MCAS ‘25, and Isabella Lora, LSEHD ‘25. Special guest poets were also highlighted, including Krysten Hill, a professor at University of Massachussetts-Boston and author of How Her Spirit Got Out. Weatherspoon will also be at the event, a member of the class of 2025 at Bowdoin University, and author of the poetry collection To, Too Many Children. 

Some things to look forward to at the upcoming musical showcase include appearances from Voices of Imani, B.E.A.T.S, Waaw Waaw, and CARAMEL. 

Voices of Imani, BC’s gospel music group, will highlight faith and tradition in the Black worship experience. Expect a soulful performance from B.E.A.T.S, BC’s only co-ed R&B and Soul acapella group, which illuminates the Black experience in America through song. Waaw Waaw will also be featured, a crowd favorite group, specializing in West African sabar, traditional Senegalese drumming. The Living in Color performance curator, Angus Williams, MCAS ‘25, will also be singing. Williams will be performing under his artist name, CARAMEL. He recently released a single, GONE BY THE MORNING, which is streaming now on Spotify

The Living in Color Music Showcase will begin at 6:30pm on Saturday, February 11th in the O’Connell House. The event is free, and dinner will be provided. 

Other upcoming BC events celebrating Black History Month include a BAIC’s Men of Color Conference on February 11th. In Gasson 100 from 3-7pm, OSI is showcasing a BC art display representing the History of Black Lives on February 13th. On February 14th, George Floyd’s brother will be engaging with BC students, at “In Conversation With Terrence Floyd” in Robsham on February 14th at 6pm. 

Later on in the month will be the AHANA Summit from February 17th to 19th, and the Black Student Forum’s “Wildin’ Out Game Show” on February 24th in the Heights Room at 7:15pm. The African Student Organization’s Cultural Fashion show will take place on the 25th at 7pm on the RTAC mainstage, and a BHM Mass and Black Joy event will close out the months’ celebrations on February 26th and 28th. A full list of BC’s Black History Month events can be found here.

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