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Shades of Black Showcase

South Dallas Cultural Center

Join the South Dallas Cultural Center and our partners as we celebrate Black History Month with the Shades of Black showcase! We will be presenting six works by talented arts professionals, as we commemorate a range of Black experiences through the fluidity and power of movement and sound. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of dance, spoken word and music in this 2-hour showcase. This event is free and open to the public with limited seating and tickets.

When: Friday, Feb. 11
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: South Dallas Cultural Center
Price: Free with limited seating

About the showcase:


Damoyee is an award-winning multi-hyphenate music artist from Dallas, Texas, USA. She’s an adept multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with an affinity for multiple music genres including classical, pop, jazz, R&B, soul, and folk.

Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance studies and shares experiences associated with African culture and history through the medium of dance, music, and specialized presentations for African and African Diaspora related music, dance, and culture.


Beckles Dancing Company provides a platform where performers and audiences of all ages are inspired to celebrate the techniques, creative powers and fusion of dance movement.

OS Malandros De Mestre Touro is based in San Diego, CA and was founded by Mestre Preto Velho as a means to empower his community through the art of Capoeira.

Spoken Word:

Laura Neal is a Black, Dallas-based poet, greatly influenced by social and environmental narratives. Her recent exhibit, The South Dallas Cento, is a video poem inspired by her time as a Juanita J. Craft Artist-in-Residence. The South Dallas Cento is a collaborative project between poet Laura Neal and the community of South Dallas.Learn more:

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