The Round Table on Black History Month is is marking its 31st anniversary by dedicating this edition to creators. The theme for the 2022 festivities: “Honouring the past, inspiring the future”. 12 artists were selected for “their tenacity and unique creative spirits”. The 2022 laureates are singer Djely Tapa, rapper Naya Ali, comedian Eddy King, theatre actor Quincy Armorer, painter Manuel Mathieu, singer Alan Prater, singer Kim Richardson, choreographer-documentalist Rhodnie Désir, painter Emmanuel Ayo, filmmaker Henri Pardo, visual artist Leon Llewellyn, and poet Roen Higgins.
« For the 31st year, Montréal is celebrating Black History Month in February. It is an opportunity to highlight the struggles of the past and to recognize the exceptional contributions of Black communities to the development of Montréal. » said Montréal Mayor Valérie Plante.
Congratulations to all laureates! Thank you so much for such an honor!
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