Black History Month
In February 2018 the City of Barrie celebrated Black History Month with events that celebrated the significant contributions that African-Canadians have and continue to make to the cultural landscape of our country and our community.
Black History Month 2018
In 2018, the City of Barrie looked at new and unique ways of celebrating Black History Month, including a special concert on February 28th featuring performances by Dione Taylor and Digging Roots. Click here to find out more about that performance.
Previous Black History Month celebrations have featured special performances such as:
A Tribute to Peter Tosh
Featuring Juno Award winner/Top Reggae Artist, Lazo
February 17, 2017 at 7:30pm
Centre for the Performing Arts;
Lazo returned to Barrie to pay homage and tribute to icon Peter Tosh after a stellar sold out tribute to Bob Marley in 2016. Following the death of Bob Marley, Tosh took over as lead vocalist for the legendary reggae group, The Wailers.
The Three Friends
February 24th, 2017 at 9am
Written and Directed by Award-winning playwright and activist Anne-Marie Woods and starring up and coming Ontario actors, The Three Friends explores the question - what would happen to friendship or relationships if they weren't always acceptable?
Three friends; one African-Canadian, one African-American and one of European descent have all ended up in a boardroom to deal with a Black Lives Matter protest happening on their university campus. As temperatures rise and the discussion heats up they learn that Black, White, American or Canadian, we all have more in common than you might think.
From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Civil Rights Movement to present day...History, fiction and fantasy will unite to tell the story of Black History in Canada in a unique new way.
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