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African Heritage Month events being held around the community


TRURO – February marks African Heritage Month and a variety of events are being held throughout the community.

Roots Drum and Dance provided an interactive presentation to Truro Junior High School students Thursday afternoon. One of the dancers, Norelle Murdoch, shows some of the moves while Andrew Dahms provides West African drum music. Information on Africa and its music was also part of the African Heritage Month presentation.

A proclamation was presented in the Town of Truro council chambers Monday as part of the official kickoff.

Some of the upcoming events are:

Feb. 6: David Woods and Voices performance in the NSCC dining hall from 2-4 p.m.

Feb. 8: African dance and drumming workshop in the NSCC Sport and Wellness Centre from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 11: "It's a Hair Thang...", a discussion on the role of hair in the community. Room 229 in Forrester Hall from 6-7:30 p.m.

Feb. 13: African Heritage: Reflections of the Past, Present and Future - Marigold Centre from 7-9 p.m.

Feb. 19: African Heritage Month Talent Showcase at the Truro Junior High School from 6-8 p.m.

Feb. 20: African Heritage Month Community Dance at the Truro Fire Hall from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Feb. 25: African Heritage Month Children's Art Gallery - Room 229 in Forrester Hall at the NSCC from 6-7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27: Basketball Challenge-Truro Police and Firefighters vs Truro Jammers All Stars at the Truro Junior High School from 2-4 p.m.

The events have been organized by the African Heritage Month Planning Committee, Cultural and Academic Enrichment Program, Truro Education Committee, Maritime Centre for African Dance and Truro Town Council.

 

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