BlackFest Festival 2021: Festival Closing Ceremony Celebration Night

Saturday 9 October 2021

As we are in October we greet Black History Month with remembrance, celebration, peace and love. The line-up includes community performances and entertainment to bring everybody together to celebrate the multicultural city we live in.

 

Performances are to include:

The Wavertree Community Gospel Choir – a multi-faith and multi-generational choir. The choir’s repertoire includes Gospel and uplifting popular music.

Nicaisa Kanga is a singer-songwriter. Today he is using his vocal talents to say thank you to his adopted home in Liverpool and to raise money to support the city’s rough sleepers. A popular recording artist in his home country, Kanga, was forced to leave after producing the song ‘El Mutino’ that was critical of the country’s leaders following a military coup. The big-hearted singer has decided to donate10% of the royalties from the song ‘Give It To Me’ to the Whitechapel Centre, to support its work with rough sleepers.

We also have performances from long time activist, poet, performer Curtis Watt. Digitz – a local young aspiring rapper with a multitude of skills in performance, filming, editing and is a singer, songwriter. Naami Jane Soya – a spoken word artist, poet. Sinead Renaye is an actress, poet and singer. Manoka Mbolokele – a poet and performer and our youngest performer Kiki Lu-Naa Baxter Yakubu – a 5-years-old singer/poet who is currently crowned Mini Miss Global Darling. Over the last year Kiki has used her platform to raise awareness for Black lives matter and has started a successful campaign in which she is donating anti-racism boxes to schools with over 30 businesses involved to date. Kiki will be performing a poem and singing a song for all.

Additionally, Staged Kaos will present:

Jamaica Farewell- A Windrush story’.

Join us as we take you on an intergenerational journey celebrating the lives, legacies and impact of the Windrush. This energetic story full of music and dance and performed by Liverpool’s talented Kaos Kids brings to life this important piece of history in a way which everyone can understand.

Once performances have taken place, we will have DJ’s Girls Don’t Sync a local Liverpool female DJ collective that will have you on your feet as the celebration continues.

We will have plant-based food from Yamm Tree providing us with healing, goodness and energy for our health and well being. Insta: @Yammtree

Eat Up Gud will also provide some meat options. Insta: @eatupgud

So come and rejoice with everyone at BlackFest Celebration Night!

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