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THE VIRTUOSITY OF BLACKNESS

WE'RE BOOKING LOCAL TALENT

We're booking performers for the Virtuosity of Blackness 3.0. If you are a dancer, singer or spoken word artist between the ages of 16-35, we want to hear from you! Filming will take place on April 9th or 10th.

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The Virtuosity of Blackness (VoB) is a showcase featuring some of the best, up-and-coming performing Black artists in the city.

In collaboration with RISE Edutainment, this presentation serves as a platform to encourage creativity, network and support emerging artists.

Both iterations featured over 30 talented performers, reached 2.5K people on social media, and sparked a lot of meaningful conversations.

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"When I was in the studio watching all of the performances for the Virtuosity of Blackness I felt a sense of pride and elation. I believe in the virtuosity of blackness and I’m so proud that Art
Starts is featuring these amazing performers."

- Nicole Peña, Program Director

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"Performing for VoB was a truly amazing experience. To be able to perform my music and be embraced for my unique style and perspective was cathartic for me. Art Starts and RISE did a great job of selecting diverse artists that each reflect their own unique Black experience through their art. Time and time again we only see a limited view of Blackness through mainstream media so this event holds a special place in my heart."

- Ekelle, Artist and Songwriter

THE EVENTS

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