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Black History Month Exhibition at Honolulu Hale


            In commemoration of Black History Month in February, the African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii (AADCCH) is sponsoring a Black History Month education exhibition in the courtyard of Honolulu Hale, February 3–26.


            The exhibition features cultural artifacts and displays about the accomplishments and contributions African and African American have made in Hawaii and elsewhere.


            The opening ceremony will take place on February 3 at 5:30 p.m.  At the opening, Elisha Nakali, an internationally renowned percussionist from Kenya, will showcase the sounds and melodies of indigenous rhythmic instruments from Africa.  Elisha has performed in South Korea, Japan Switzerland, England, New York, Chicago, and South Africa.


            “The exhibition is a true reflection of the cultural diversity we have here in Hawaii,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “We are grateful to organizations like the African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii for creating an event that reminds us all of the deeply rooted history and culture of African Americans.”


The exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit is supported by the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts.  This is the second consecutive year the exhibition is being held at Honolulu Hale to commemorate Black History Month.  For more information, call the AADCCH at 597-1341.


AADCCH was established as a repository to archive, document, collect, preserve, maintain, and display 200 years of Black history in Hawaii and provide the community with a better understanding about its cultural heritage.





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