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Black History Month Virtual Concert

Remembering, Reclaiming, Reconnecting

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February 26, 2022


6:00 PM



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Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 6:00 PM America/Chicago Black History Month Virtual Concert A signature CCC event series that honors and celebrates Africana music and its indelible impact on Chicago and the world. Virtual


Meet us on our Sankofa journey (an Akan Ghanaian word meaning to go or return and retrieve what was lost) as we seek to remember African legacy in America; reclaim the pride, dignity, and joy that was strained by the grip of colonialism; and, reconnect generations to Africans globally. Our vibrant musical voyage proudly spans four Africana countries, including Perú, Nigeria, and Jamaica.

By uniting participants from our school program with captivating guest speakers, members of our Neighborhood Choir program, and our citywide ensembles, Dimension and Voice of Chicago, this dynamic educational program will animate and celebrate the vast and vivacious culture of the African Diaspora through a captivating blend of music, oration and history.

This concert will be livestreamed through YouTube, Facebook and our website.

Performance Highlights

Performances from the Show

Relive the highlights of our annual Black History Month concert as we remembered, reconnected, and reclaimed history through the power of song.

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The Jackson Family

As we prepared for our annual Black History Month concert, Choir Alum Santita Jackson and her mother Jacqueline Jackson visited some of our singers to talk about Black history and the role music plays in addressing injustice.

Black History Month Virtual Concert 2022 is sponsored by Jackson Legacy Foundation and Jamie & Brian Vandenberg.

Black History Month Virtual Performance 2021

Black history music has been a core part of the CCC curriculum since its inception. For over 30 years, the choir has hosted the Black History Month Concert Series, which now brings together over 4,000 singers at Symphony Center over three days.