African Connections: Celebrating Black History Month 2023

African Connections
Celebrating Black History Month
Curated by Tania Amaral
Photo of Tania Amaral

Celebrate Black History Month with Crimson Coast Dance!

Throughout the month of February, we will be engaging with dance traditions from different African countries, including Angola and Kenya.

African Connections is a project that started in February 2020 in partnership with Crimson Coast Dance. It is initiated, curated and programmed by Tania Amaral, a Mozambican dance teacher. The initiative offers an umbrella program that is fully dedicated to the expression of African cultures.

Join us for these different African Connections events this February! We will have storytelling, dance workshops, incredible performances, music, and thoughtful discussions.

Karingana Wa Karingana: Reading African Tales

February 4th, 11am
Karingana Wa Karingana: Reading African Tales

Reading African tales and fables for kids and families!

Friday, February 10th, 6pm
The Vault Cafe

Edson Monteiro, Nataniel Pedro José, and Tania Amaral share about themselves, their cultures and their journey as African artists from distinct countries.

Saturday, February 11th
9:30am (Kizomba workshop)
3:00pm (Semba workshop)
German Hall, 71 Caledonia

Kizomba and Semba workshops and more!

Saturday, February 11th, 6pm
German Hall, 71 Caledonia Ave (Nanaimo)

Edson Monteiro (aka Eddy) from Guiné – Bissau, will deliver a one-hour presentation that highlights the history and background of slavery and its influences on music and dance in Africa.

Saturday, February 11th, 9pm
German Hall, 71 Caledonia Ave (Nanaimo)

Bring your best shoes, and moves, and get your groove on.

Photo of Fernando Anuang'a on stage, walking forward
Giron Sami Teahter

The Sámi People’s Theater, Giron Sámi Teáhter