Celebrating Black music, arts and creating a community for Black folks in an atmosphere that truly represents Black culture, talents, and creativity. The event is taken place at Vancouver Art Gallery.
The free event features live performances by Black artists, artisan shopping and food vendors, an art installation, prizes, and more. And according to Agbaje, it will also be a gathering space to foster friendship and collaboration.
Black Block Party will showcase a variety of artists performing from 1 to 9 pm, ranging in genres from afrobeats, R&B, rap, and soul. The local Vancouver artists include Adewolf, Serengeti, Bxundless, Athina’s Moon, Dey, Bukola Balogun, and Ian Cromwell.
There will be an open jam session where attendees can join in on the music-making. A short panel discussion with inspiring community speakers will also be held on the theme of taking up space and mental health.
Black Block Party will spotlight a number of Black artisan vendors selling items like candles, pins, soaps, beads, African printed clothing, and art pieces.
And bring your appetite to enjoy the food vendors serving Nigerian, Ghanaian, Jamaican, and Afro-vegan cuisines with vegan and vegetarian options. Try the jollof rice, grilled kebabs, jerk chicken, and more.