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Black History Month Kick-Off: Kurtis Lamkin 访问s SSFS

February 2022 marks the 46th year of Black History Month, an internationally-recognized celebration that calls on all of us, 无论泛亚电竞在线平台是什么种族, to reflect and honor the significant roles and achievements of African Americans and their 贡献s to our collective American history. This past Thursday (2/10) SSFS kicked off its first of two assemblies that will take place during Black History Month. The first assembly featured Kurtis Lamkin, a nationally recognized poet, singer, and storyteller.  Read Kurtis' bio below and watch footage from the 较低的学校 and 中间/上学校 assemblies. Stay turned for more details about Black History Month celebrations, which will include a variety of adult and student-generated cross-divisional and interdivisional celebrations. 

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按理LAMKIN is a contemporary American embodiment of the ancient West African griot tradition, which blurs the boundaries between poet, 歌手和讲故事的人.  当他执行, Lamkin often accompanies himself on the kora, a twenty-one-stringed West African harp-lute.  He not only composes on and plays the kora, but he makes them by hand.  This sense of the intimate bond between performer and instrument is also part of the griot tradition.  In the griot/bardic tradition, there is no debate.  The poet is seen as someone directly involved in the life of the community, and commentary on events that impact the community is not only accepted, 但预期.  像Lamkin, the griots and bards of the past always performed this function with biting satire and wit.  Lamkin has released a number of CDs of his work, including: 我的小玩物 (1995), El Shabazz (1998), 卡罗莱纳的女王 (2001).  他最新的CD是 科拉琴的歌曲

中间 & 上学校 Assembly with Kurtis Lamkin - Black History Month

2月10日, 2022, 9:05 AM | Seniors participated in person in the PAC, 6-11 grade virtually attended.

较低的学校 Assembly with Kurtis Lamkin - Black History Month

2月10日, 2022, 2:05 PM th grade participated in the PAC, PK3-4 grade virtually attended.

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