Bethel Announces Events to Celebrate Black History Month

Bethel University will have the following events to celebrate February as Black History Month.

Jabali AfriKa - February 15 - 8 pm - 9:15 pm at the McKenzie Park Theatre. Free to faculty, staff and students. Outside tickets are $5 each. For ticket information, contact Raven Richardson at

More about Jabali AfriKa -- Jabali Afrika is an Afro-Rock jam band, formed by former members of the Kenyan National Theatre. It began in the early '90s and is composed of dancers, singers, and drummers. The band chose its name from the Kiswahili word for "rock," jabali, and included Afrika as a reminder of its heritage. Initially performing traditional Kenyan songs, it gained the attention of the Kenyan National Talent Search, leading to international tours. The band would soon arrive in the United States and base itself in the Pittsburgh region. In 1996, the band gained attention by appearing in an episode of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, performing the song "Tree, Tree, Tree."

Black History Trivia Night - February 16 at 8 pm to Midnight in the Student Activities Board Room 

Celebration of African American Success Q&A - February 22 in the Recital Lecture Hall in Odom Hall at 7 pm. Students, faculty, and staff welcome to attend. 

African Fashion Show - March 1 in the Student Activities Board Room Light refreshments provided from 7 pm until 7:45. Experience African American culture through fashion, music, and dance. 

Posted by Jennifer Glass at 11:13 AM