On Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m., Kansas City is virtually invited to join KC Streetcar’s Third Annual Black History Month celebration. ‘Storytelling on the Streetcar: Celebrating Black Culture’ is a celebration of Kansas City’s Black culture through dance, poetry, art, and music and will premiere on KC Streetcar’s YouTube page and Facebook page.
“Working with the KC Streetcar has been an incredible journey of discovering my own talents off the stage as well as bridging the gap between downtown and local artists. This has become a genuine relationship of understanding, creativity, and doing something to inspire the city,” said Royce “Sauce” Handy, NuBlvckCity.
Participating artists, dancers, and musicians include: Poet Sheri Purpose Hall; Poet t.l. sanders; NuBlvckCity with They Call Me Sauce, Kartez Marcel, Love, Mae C., and featuring Kadesh Flow; Tristian Griffin Dance Company; Choreographer Michael Blake and the UMKC Conservatory School of Dance.
Special guests include Mayor Quinton Lucas, Crissy Dastrup (Co-Founder Troost Market Collective), Kemet Coleman (Community Leader and Musician), Justice Horn (Community Activist), LaVail Harrington (KC Streetcar Operator), and Kiona Sinks (Community Activist and Social Innovator).
“The KC Streetcar is more than just connecting people to destinations, it’s also about connecting people to each other, experiences and opportunities. ‘Storytelling on the Streetcar: Celebrating Black Culture’ attempts to connect our riders and Kansas Citians to the rich and diverse cultures that make our city so wonderful,” said Donna Mandelbaum, KC Streetcar Authority communications director.