The Black Orchid Foundation launched their new event series, The Chitlin Circuit, at the Historic Hampton in Miami last Friday.
The series is the brain child of community advocate and art curator, Emmanuel George, who compares the event series to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert meets BET’s Teen Summit.
The event featured J. Howard and the Experience who served as the event’s musical director. And people were able to live stream the online via the direction of James Mungin’s All Like Minds audio visual company. George partnered with Howard and Mungin to produce the series.
Attendees were entertained by talented artists that included @ZAYAMUSIC__ and @Kaylan.Arnold. And South Florida based Black-owned liquor brand, Duke & Dame Whiskey, was a sponsor of the event and provided event goers with tastings of their award winning whiskey.
“I’d like to give a big thank you to The Miami Foundation for blessing me with a Grant that’ll bridge our cultures together,” said George about the series of events he plans to host monthly at various historic Black venues across South Florida and beyond as demand rises.
Powered by the Black Orchid Foundation and Guitars Over Guns, The Chitlin Circuit will use the art of music to merge local black history. The event series will feature a “What’s the 411” style panel discussion that will highlight issues related to the community they’re performing in.
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the museums where the events are hosted.
“This is a vehicle to support our local black creatives, to help our historical institutions attract more visitors, as well as touch on real issues in our backyard that we need to face,” said George.
Hy-Lo News is a proud media sponsor of the Chitlin Circuit event series. Stay tuned for more of our ongoing coverage of this music series.
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