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Motown & 70’s Soul Music Celebrated For Black History Month at Olympia Theater

Parkman Creative and Olympia Theater have teamed up for a special celebration of Black History Month. The partnership has resulted in a musical series called “FLESH MEMORY: A musical journey through the Black Experience.”

“Our past experiences, the journey in and out of pain, trauma, happiness, success and failure; these moments linger buried, molding, morphing, evolving deep within us beneath the surface waiting to be uncovered, revealed and healed,” said Desiree Parkman, who is one of the series’ organizers. Desiree Parkman is the founder and CEO of Parkman Creatives Services which provides live culturally infused entertainment events, tours and workshops meant to bring together artist and arts supporters. 

February 18th was the first of the two free Tuesday evening events that explored the sounds and rhythms of the Black Experience through music, dance, poetry and art. The next event takes place February 25th. Admission is free and there will be special happy hour prices at their cash bar. Doors open at 6p.m. and the show starts at 7p.m. The Olympia Theater is located at 174 East Flagler Street in Miami.

The February 25th show’s theme is “Exploring the Sounds and Rhythms of Motown, Staxx Records and 70’s Soul” with Vanya and the Bandoh and special guests. These events are sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority,  Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

For more information on this series click here.

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