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Dancers to be in Black Heritage Festival
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SAVANNAH - In conjunction with this year's Savannah Black Heritage Festival, Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs will host free performances at the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E.
Local performance group, Abeni Cultural Arts will be present "Visions: An Odyssey in Black Dance," on Feb. 6 and 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The performance will present a journey through history with African music and dance.
"There is no secret about the contributions Africans and their descendents have made on the cultural fabric of America, especially in dance and music," said Abeni co-founder and artistic director Darowe McMillon. "With the emergence of ragtime jazz in the early 19th-century, African-Americans have been changing the way America makes and listens to music."
The performances are free and open to the public with limited seating. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating will be ticketed on a first-come basis.
The Department of Cultural Affairs will also present other events in conjunction with the festival, including a New Beginnings Youth Art Exhibition Feb. 4-22 and a production of "A Midnight Cry: The Underground Railroad to Freedom" Feb. 22, 24, 29 and March 1 and 2. S.P.A.C.E. is at 9 W. Henry St. Free, off-street parking is available. For information, call 912-651-6783 or visit For information on the festival, visit

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