Roots, Rhythm and Movement – a half-day performing arts event that tells the story of African American culture through dance, music, prose and art as a STREET/STAGE performance and audience interactive piece, which culminates into an afternoon of celebrating the historical influence of African American music of “Jazz” focusing on the 70″s. Artist will share historical info, play the rhythms, dance and discuss the movement, performed by Eleanor Johnson & DansArtery, and a special dance choreography by Nielah Spears and PB&J, also accompanied by Jazz Artists, Glen Parker, and Gino Rosario, to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 12:00pm-7:00pm, at the CORNERS OF BELMONT & DEVILLIERS, located at the Belmont Cultural Center, 432 West Belmont St, Pensacola, FL 32501.
Nielah is a native of Rochester, New York. She founded Performers, Blessings, & Jazz (PB&J) whose goal is to expose, engage, provide, prepare and advance young people through the arts. The program will “inculcate art as a way of life globally.” by creating a platform through artistic development, cultural awareness, and events for local and national artist for international audiences, while encouraging (w) holistic wellness and literacy through mentoring and facilitating apprenticeship opportunities for young people 8-25 and families.
Nielah loves to demonstrate through her performance and work the essence of Spirit. Nielah realized that in this life one must rise up each day as a student ready to learn the lessons in order to receive God’s blessings, your divine destiny, and purpose at the highest dimension.