Adande African Drum and Dance Company Website
The Adande African Drum and Dance Company will providing attendees with traditional performances of African drum and dance.
This Sat. Feb. 9 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Olde Village Community Building (4820 Jenkins Ave.), Krystal Klear Productions
is hosting their first ever Black History Soul Meet & Eat, a cultural heritage event to celebrate Black History Month.
The event will feature networking opportunities, artists, various Lowcountry food vendors, Black History trivia, prizes, and more.
Attire for the Meet & Eat will be Afrocentric and attendees are encouraged to wear casual African attire.
Featured artists and speakers for the event include the Speak Freely Foundation (SFF), Adande African Drum and Dance Company, Dorothy Montgomery, and Fiona Varner, who will showcase different generations and artistic background in black culture.
Founded by Carlos Johnson in 2007, Speak Freely Foundation is a non-profit organization that mentors youth through both poetry and boxing and will perform poetry at the event.
The Adande African Drum and Dance Company will bring African drum and dance to the event, under the direction of founder Jesse Thrower. Adande will bring a high level of energy distinctive through the art form of drum and dance.
Dorothy Montgomery, "The Fabric Chronicler," will provide a quilt display and story for attendees. Her quilts have been displayed internationally and provide spectators with a story sewn in the fabric.
Fiona Varner is a Christian singer-songwriter, and winner of multiple indie artist gospel awards. She will be singing "Soul Survivor" for attendees.
Food will be provided at the event and will consist of shrimp and grits, chicken gizzards and necks with gravy, collard greens, okra soups, and more Lowcountry cuisines.
Black History Soul Meet and Eat is a family-friendly event, and children will leave with a Black History activity book that contains coloring pages, educational activities, and bios about historical African-American figures.
are $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 10 & under.
For more information, go to the Facebook event page