Blair Sankofa holds showcase in Media Center

March 3, 2023, 5:22 p.m. | By Sudhish Swain | 1 year, 3 months ago

The showcase provided an opportunity for students to experience the moving performances of Sankofa for Black History Month

On Friday, Feb. 24, Montgomery Blair High School held the Sankofa Showcase in the Media Center during lunch. The showcase featured five performances from the Sankofa program and lasted 45 minutes. Sankofa and the media center also held a raffle for the book Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice

Sankofa performed four songs and one poem during the showcase. A group of eight vocalists performed the first song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson, was performed by a group of eight vocalists. The song was followed by a performance of the poem "Family Jewels" by Andre Parker (originally written by Essex Hemphill). The poem was followed by the songs “Lift Me Up” by Rihanna, “Blue Lights” by Jorja Smith and “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erico. “Stand Up” was choreographed by Skye Sibrian and Qari Headley. Sibrian also was one of the codirectors of Sankofa.

Skye Sibrian and Qari Headley begin the choreography of “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erico during the 2023 Sankofa Showcase Photo courtesy of Sudhish Swain.

Last updated: March 3, 2023, 10:19 p.m.

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Sudhish Swain. Hi! I'm Sudhish (he/him) and I'm one of the sports editors as well as a videographer. I often record videos at games, write beats, post recaps/galleries/videos on our social medias, and more! Besides SCO, I love running, listening to music, and learning new languages! More »

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