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JAN 21 | NAVASHA DAYA
Called an “astral soul goddess” by Mojo magazine, Navasha Daya (nah Vah sha Day- ya), is an exceptionally gifted and seasoned songwriter/ singer, composer, producer, and choreographer who is internationally known as a breathtaking performer. More Info & Tix 

JAN 28 | WINTER IN AMERICA: THE REVOLUTIONARY WORDS AND MUSIC OF GIL SCOTT HERON
Speaking truth to power, the words and music of the late Gil Scott Heron are needed today more than ever. Lifelong funkateer Joe Keyes "The Late Bloomer", along with a guest appearance from Gia Scott Heron, daughter of Gil Scott Heron, celebrate the man and his music. More Info & Tix

FEB 4 - MAR 4 | EXHIBITION | JOHNS HOPKINS BLACK HISTORY MONTH STUDENT COMPETITION
In collaboration with Johns Hopkins, the Creative Alliance hosts a Black History Month Student Competition featuring artwork by Baltimore public school students. Students from kindergarten through twelfth grades create mixed-media works to depict the history of African Americans specific to Baltimore City. All entries are awarded cash prizes in support of their school’s arts programs, courtesy of the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Community Affairs Office. More Info

FEB 4 | BOB MARLEY’S BIRTHDAY SOUL SHAKEDOWN PARTY W/ SEE-I
Our annual dance party celebrating Bob! This year, we bring in the reggae backbone of Thievery Corporation, See-I, with their 10 piece band, plus guests. More Info & Tix 

FEB 16 | FILM | AWAKE ZION
Awake Zion unites Jewish and Jamaican musicians, scholars, and historians in  a celebration of roots  and  culture—a  beat-laden  adventure  that  kicks  off  in  Brooklyn,  travels  to Jamaica,  the  birthplace  of  reggae, and  culminates  in  Israel,  where  a  sizzling reggae scene thrives today. The film  examines what  it means  to  be  Jewish, Rasta,  white  or  black  -  and,  most importantly, the universal search for what it means to be "home." More Info & Tix 

FEB 17 | WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BLACK?
Local Artists and Activists discuss WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BLACK - with SHAN, D Watkins, Blaqstarr, and Linnea Poole. More Info 

FEB 17 | GARIFUNA SOUL: AURELIO MARTINEZ 
Aurelio Martinez, singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, is a cultural warrior for the Garifuna people of the Caribbean Coast of Central America.  He and his band find a warm, inviting, danceable space creating a sound influenced by the Garifuna’s West African and Amerindian ancestry. More Info & Tix 

FEB 23 | WALTER WOLFMAN WASHINGTON MARDI GRAS BLUES PARTY
Celebrate Fat Tuesday a few days early with one of the masters of New Orleans rhythm and blues, the great Walter Wolfman Washington. His guitar style combines both rhythm and blues, blues, New Orleans funk, and modern jazz into a way of playing that is uniquely his. More Info & Tix