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Black creativity has shaped our modern world. Crossing genres and media, its radiance cannot be contained. This artistry spans from the stunning stage presence of Beyonce and elegant language of Maya Angelou to the rhythms of young children learning to play the djembe. In all its complexity and simplicity, Black art captures the depth, strength, and joy that defines the Black experience. The persistent light of Black art is ever-resilient against the dark forces of white supremacy that consistently attempt to snuff it out.
The power and strength of Black artistry and creativity is not rooted in external validation. Through Black art, we forge our own glory, create our own beauty. Unlike diamonds, land, or oil, Black creativity is a limitless resource. From simple acts of self-expression to bold works that spark revolutions, the radical brilliance of Black art is undeniable in any form. It overflows with the wealth of the African diaspora. It is, without question or qualification, Black Gold.
Black Gold: The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College seeks to magnify the presence of Black art on this campus and beyond. We will delve into the history that has shaped the African diaspora, specifically highlighting the emergence of Kuumba as an incubator of Black art on a campus that was not meant for people of color. This anniversary will be an unabashed celebration of how far we have come, and a deep meditation on how much further we must go to ensure Black art and Black students always remain valued at Harvard.
To Reserve a Hotel Room with Kuumba's Group Discount:
Kuumba has secured discounted group rates at several hotels in the Cambridge area. If you would like to reserve a room at one of these hotels, follow the instructions below. Please note that each property has a slightly different procedure for reserving a room. As the date of the 50th Anniversary celebration is close to the Boston Marathon, we recommend using Kuumba's group rate or reserving a room soon, as rates at other properties are likely to increase.
1. Irving House
2. Boston Marriott Cambridge
3. Harvard Square Hotel
Rate starting at $290/room
Call 617-864-5200 and mention that you are an affiliate of Kuumba to receive the discounted rate.
Note: If you are interested in reserving a room, you must do so by April 3, 2020 at this property.
4. Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Rate starting at $269/night
Call 617-492-1234 and mention that you are an affiliate of Kuumba to receive the discounted rate.
Note: If you are interested in reserving a room, you must do so by March 27, 2020 at this property.
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