One of the best things about living in, or visiting Surrey is the cultural diversity that stretches to each and every corner of the city. February is Black History Month around the world, and Surrey has several events to celebrate and share Black and African Canadian history, heritage, and culture. The events held in Surrey are all family-friendly, so bring your friends and family and immerse yourself in music, culture, and great food.
The Black Experience Expressed through the Arts
February 1, 1:00 – 5:00pm
The Unity Centre Association for Black Cultures invites everyone to attend their kick-off to Black History Month 2020 at Surrey City Hall. Join them in celebrating the talents, achievements and historical contributions of BC’s diverse Black community. Featured performers include Stephanie Amadasun (female vocalist), Phyllis Adelyne (singer/songwriter from Halifax), Dr Henry Daniel (artist and scholar), Tajah Olson (body decoration, dance, costumes), Arami the Corrector (rap lyricist), Afro Van Connect (youth performers with roots in Jamaica, Uganda and Burundi), Paul Choisil (saxophonist), Kassa Jones (reggae/hip-hop performer), Ashley Tendesai (Kenyan-born vocalist) and King Fish (Jamaican native and limbo guru). This event is free, but space is limited.
Storytelling & Cultural Show
February 15, 4:00 – 9:00pm
A colourful and international event awaits you at Surrey City Hall. This event features an incredibly diverse range of entertainment including participatory storytelling, dance, a drumming cafe, fashion parade, arts & crafts exhibition, African foods and refreshments.
February 15 & 22, 7:00pm
How incredible does an evening of traditional African drumming sound? Head to the Alebi African Cuisine Restaurant (10694 135a Street) on February 15 or 22 and immerse yourself in the sounds of live drumming. Admission is by donation, but we think you should order dinner and settle in for the show.