Cotton Club Dancers, Big Bands, Swing Dancing, Poetry, and More
All of the guests are required to dress in attire themed 1920s, 30s, 40s
Verb Kulture Events, Infinite Arts Movement Inc, and Shelley Carrol Productions present:
The 10th Annual Harlem Renaissance Performing Arts Gala Extravaganza, benefiting the Infinite Arts Movement, inc.
DON’T MISS THE A-TRAIN! Next stop, Frisco, TX! That’s right! The 10th Annual Harlem Renaissance Performing Arts Gala Extravaganza is heading to Frisco on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Frisco Hall, Frisco, TX.
Featuring the World Renowned DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA the gala will pay tribute to the Harlem Renaissance Era by celebrating a huge milestone in Black Arts, the 100 year anniversary of the world renowned Harlem Cotton Club and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Hosted annually by our organization during Black History Month, this gala captures the deeply rooted creativity, expression, and soul of the Harlem Renaissance period and its deeply rooted contribution to artistic advancement and movements attributed to the music and arts of today.
This gala will be like no other transcending beyond the glitz and glamor of the 1920s, guests will be transported back to the jazz era Harlem clubs where big bands like Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, if not all great jazz artists played to New York’s most wealthy, including influential mobsters of the period. It was the time of Zoot Suits, tailed tuxedos, top hats, and when ladies dressed to the nines showing off their couture gowns, flapper dresses, and headpieces. At this gala we expect no less.
The evening will feature local celebrity supporters, special guest Paul Ellington (Duke Ellington’s grandson), drinks, food, entertainment, live auction, and dancing to the international touring Duke Ellington Orchestra, and featuring Frisco resident, and band member saxophonist, Shelley Carrol and national spoken word artist Verb Kulture.
“This annual event is intended to introduce and preserve jazz, dance, visual arts and poetry as art forms and to expose the community to an important element of African American history and culture. Our intent is to educate and bridge the gap between cultures and generations while sustaining the music and arts scene in Texas. The Black Arts Movement has also proven to society that it is universal and can influence a movement for change and unification of the people,” said Shonna Paul, the creator of Verb Kulture, and executive director of the Infinite Arts Movement, Inc.
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