Black History Blowout

9:00 pm

Black History Blowout

Join us for an evening of dancing and a showcase of Black performers in observance of Black History Month 2020. Featured artists include: Beth Bekele, Don Soul, Mongiwa Khumalo, Boho Fab, JONCRO, Dixie Que, DJ Cornbread and DJ Honey Ham. In addition to this astounding lineup, the Centre for Women and Trans People will be announcing the recipient of the first annual Charlie Earle Micro Grant for Black Women Artists.

Beth Bekele

Since childhood, born in Vancouver and raised in Toronto, Beth has always had a powerful voice and plenty to say. Her poetry touches on inner growth, social development, and mental health, finding the beauty hidden at every crossroad and bathing it in sunlight. Beth is an Environmental Science & IDS student at Trent University. Deeply involved with the community, Beth has also served as President of TACSU (Trent African Caribbean Student Union) and is currently the Vice President of Campaigns and Equity at the TCSA (Trent Central Student Association), who is also a sponsor for the event.  Sunshine and rivers are often enough inspiration for this upcoming poet.

Mongiwa Khumalo

Mongiwa Khumalo, known to friends as "Mongi," is a Zimbabwean seeker of truth who will be performing his unique brand of insightful poetry.

Boho Fab

Jam-packed with infectious energy, Boho Fab is a flow artist who combines dance and hula hoops.

Dixie Que

Dixie Q has been doing drag in Nogojiwanong for about three years before she decided to start her own house. She has competed in competitions in Toronto and as always placed in the top two. She loves to create new costumes and concepts and merge songs together to entertain the masses. Her catchphrase is “Get your drinks now people, the more you drink, the prettier I look.”

Don Soul

Brandon Kwakye-Longdon is a self-taught musician and Trent University student. His musical influnces span across neo-soul and fresh hip-hop, with the occasional piano ballad sprinkled in. Producing music for rappers in the Mississauga and Milton areas under the alias “Don Soul,” his performances offer creative ideas like mash-ups and passionate covers of some of the most lyrical rappers. Don's diverse musical influences allow for creative ideas and introspection to flow together collectively.


Making the trip out from Mississauga, JONCRO is a band on a mission to spread the gospel of noise-rock and experimental music. Be it a bar, music hall, basement, washroom, or festival, Joncro is ready to share genre-defying grooves wherever they go. Led by guitarist and vocalist Daniel G. Wilson, Joncro recently released "Twa," a Haitian-creole word for "three," as to highlight the bond between himself and fellow bandmates Matthew Mikuljan on drums and Kieran Christie on bass, keys and backing vocals.

DJ Cornbread & DJ Honey Jam

Give it up one time for Peterborough's newest and hottest DJs on the scene!

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