African American Festival

February 27, 2021

February 27, 2021

10:00 AM To 3:30 PM

Live streaming event: 12:00 pm CT/1:00 pm ET


Event Description

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its nineteenth annual African-American Festival as a virtual online festival, streaming live from the Aquarium of the Pacific.

This virtual event will feature African and African-American music, dance, storytelling, and historical displays. Festival performances will include Mardi Gras second line dancing, hip hop and break dancing, tap and modern dance, soul-pop fusion music, and West African drumming, dancing, and storytelling.

At 3:15 p.m., the Aquarium will present the Heritage Award to Felton Williams, Ph.D. for his outstanding service to the African-American community. Immediately following the Heritage Award, the Aquarium will officially announce and celebrate its 2021 African-American Scholar recipients.

Activities include:

Tap and Modern Dancing – PISE (Positive Images of Self Expression)

Forgotten Images – A Celebration of African and African-American HistoryWest African Drumming and Dancing – Dembrebrah

Animal Presentation by the Aquarium of the Pacific

The LA LA Mardi Gras Second Liners

Breakdancing and Popping – Homeland Crew

Soul-Pop Fusion Music performance by Per Se




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