Black History Month

Celebrate the rich cultural and artistic legacy of the African American community with Old Town School! Join us for a month of song, dance, poetry, history, and much more.

Sunday, February 4, 10:00 AM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
The Roots of Tap: The Beginning with Reggio McLaughlin »

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the origin of tap dance, its roots in Africa and its multicultural blend in the New World. Tap Dance is known today as America's true folk dance.

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Sunday, February 11, 10:00 AM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
The Roots of Tap: From the Plantation to the Theater with Reggio McLaughlin »

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the origin of tap dance, its roots in Africa and its multicultural blend in the New World. Tap Dance is known today as America's true folk dance.

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Thursday, February 15, 7:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Walk All Night: A Drum Beat Journey Film Screening with Bucket Drumming Workshop »

The screening will be followed by optional 30-minute bucket drumming workshop with Damonte Williams, one of the musicians featured in the film.

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Saturday, February 17, 7:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago Style Steppin’ Workshop with Ken Watkins »

Get some extra steppin’ practice before the Steppers Set Global Dance Party with DJ Maurice “Ice” Culpepper at 8:30pm! This smooth and classy art form is primarily danced to old school, soul, jazz, and r&b music. It has swept the nation as a dance that exudes creativity and style.

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Saturday, February 17, 8:30 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago Style Steppers Set
with DJ Maurice "Ice" Culpepper and Ken Watkins of the National Steppers Society
Global Dance Party »
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Sunday, February 18, 10:00 AM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
The Roots of Tap: The Golden Age »

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the origin of tap dance, its roots in Africa and its multicultural blend in the New World. Tap Dance is known today as America's true folk dance.

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Sunday, February 25, 10:00 AM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
The Roots of Tap: Styles of Today and Tomorrow with Reggio McLaughlin »

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the origin of tap dance, its roots in Africa and its multicultural blend in the New World. Tap Dance is known today as America's true folk dance.

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Sunday, February 25, 3:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Songs and Stories of African People with Shanta Nurullah »

Join Shanta Nurullah, Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, and Old Town School teaching artist for a family event celebrating the songs and stories of people of the African Diaspora. This interactive event will celebrate the histories, cultures, and resiliency of people of the African Diaspora.

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