This Black History Month, Black artists from Philadelphia are honoring their heritage and celebrating a hopeful future of unity through musical performances as part of the Mann Center for Performing Arts’ annual Voices of Hope celebration.
Voices of Hope will takes place in an entirely virtual setting on the new Mann Music Room: Learn platform. Each Friday this February, an artist will perform a piece via video on the online platform, where young students can also complete an activity guide exploring the importance of Black artistry and its impacts worldwide. The four artists performing are: Benu Ausar Philly (West African), on Feb. 5; Dr. J. Donald Dumpson (gospel), on Feb. 12; Eric Wortham II (jazz), on Feb. 19; and Chill Moody (hip hop), on Feb. 26.
Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of Independence Blue Cross Foundation, will also receive Voices of Hope’s 2021 Innovation Award for her work and influence on behalf of the Philadelphia region’s health and wellness.
To attend the celebration, visit https://manncenter.org/mannmusicroom/learn