Norfolk Black History Month 2021 Launch Event Saturday, October 2 at The Forum
Norfolk Black History Month Committee presents the Norfolk Black History Month family friendly launch event at The Forum, Norwich on Saturday, October 2 from 10am to 8pm. There will be live music, DJs, craft market, global food and more. This is the beginning of a month of celebrations with hundreds of events happening throughout Norfolk.
The Committee, along with their team of supporters, are more committed than ever to bring to life the topic for this year’s celebration ‘In the Time of Slavery-Norfolk the County of Abolition’.
The launch event outside The Forum will be as colourful and spectacular as ever. Anna Mudeka and Eunice Amon said, ‘This is a real team effort once again. We have a beautiful bunch of people in Norfolk working with us, all committed to helping others – together we will deliver a fantastic atmosphere and an unforgettable event!’
Chairman Danny Keen said ‘We have an amazing line up throughout the day including our local artist Sefo Kanuteh. Sefo Kanuteh is an acclaimed Kora & Balafon player, described by the legendary Baaba Maal, as “Our friend & Master Kora and Balafon player”. Also on the bill is the Cuban artist and percussionist Jose Ferrera, Afroluso the young, fresh and contemporary dance group from Norfolk and Panafro band, a Norfolk based band performing danceable, upbeat songs from around the African continent, with funky grooves, rich vocal harmony and plenty of percussion. There will be lots more from local DJs spinning some of the latest tunes, poetry and singers.’
‘There will also be food stalls serving global food during the event, along with carft stalls. There will be a raffle, with all monies raised going to Norfolk Black History Month. Come and be transported to the enchanting, warm and exotic dispora while you learn to sing, dance, and listen to fantastic live music. You will have a fabulous time by sharing cultures together.’
Venue: The Forum, Norwich NR2 1TF Date: Saturday 2nd October 2021. Event will start from 10.00am and run until 8pm. Free event.
To contact organisers email: [email protected] or telephone 07917 434035.
Norfolk Black History Month Norfolk BHM comprises a small number of volunteers and associate members who work tirelessly throughout the year to engage the community in the celebration of Black History. Our aims are for the public benefit, to promote knowledge and experience of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community history and share the positive contributions that BAME people give to British society. We gather in October to celebrate BAME History Past, Present and Future acknowledging the role of Black History as inspirational for progress, in shaping and developing our present world in social, artistic, cultural, economic aspects and bringing scientific and technological advancements.