Visit www.newcastlede.gov/specialevents for info on dozens of events that celebrate African American heritage and traditions
Wilmington, DE – On Saturday, February 2 at 10:30 a.m., New Castle County kicks off its month-long celebration of Black History Month with a celebration of American Sound: The Evolution of Black Music at the Walnut Street YMCA, 1000 North Walnut Street, Wilmington. This special program highlights the impact African American musicians have made on American culture. During the program, County Executive Matt Meyer will present a proclamation declaring February as Black History Month in New Castle County. This is the 5th year that New Castle County has honored Black History Month with a celebration at the Walnut Street YMCA. Last year 350 people attended the event.
"As Prince once taught us, our clothes, our hair, we don't care," County Executive Matt Meyer said, "It's all about being there. And this Saturday at 10:30 am. at the Walnut Street YMCA, you need to be there as we celebrate Black History in music, from Cab Calloway to Beyoncé and everyone in between. Come listen, sing and dance at our county's annual black history celebration."
American Sound: The Evolution of Black Music is presented by the New Castle County Division of Community Resources in collaboration with the Walnut Street YMCA Black Achievers. This free program is comprised of a combination of informational displays, local vendors, as well as live performances woven within a spoken narrative of the history of music in America. Saturday’s program includes performances and presentations by:
GA Dagme Delaware
Street Xpressions Dance & Art Academy
Pieces of a Dream, Inc. Academy of Dance, Introduction to Dance Students
Pieces of a Dream, Inc.
University of Delaware Swing Club
Jea Street, Jr.
Elbert Palmer Drumline
Youth Black Achievers
Anthony Johnson, The Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware
Vanity Constance, Vanity Creates Consulting
Vincent Comegys-Davis, Street Xpressions Dance & Art Academy
Learn more about American Sound: The Evolution of Black Music and register online (registrations requested) at https://www.nccde.org/930/American-Sound-The-Evolution-of-Black-Mu. Get event updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/766517327062484/
Throughout February, New Castle County libraries will host more than two dozen programs that celebrate our nation’s African American heritage and traditions. Review a schedule of events at www.newcastlede.gov/specialevents and click on the “Black History Month” link.
Contact: Jason Miller, Director of Communications, 302-545-1462