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Special Events

Film Screening - "Franco Rosso's Babylon"

Never-before released in the U.S., Franco Rosso's BABYLON had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but was deemed "too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, …


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African American Heritage Night

The Durham Bulls are proud to host an African American Heritage Night, as they take on the Gwinnett Stripers. The Bulls are celebrating and honoring Durham African American heritage. They will host a…


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Djembe Fire - Mallarme Chamber Players

Join The Magic of African Rhythms in an interactive concert featuring West and Central African dance, drumming melodic instruments, and song. Teli, Mabiniti, and Aya Shabu will demonstrate the …


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29th Annual NCCU Jazz Festival

  • B.N. Duke Auditorium

NCCU Department of Music will share the smooth sounds of jazz music during its 29th Annual NCCU Jazz Festival that will feature accomplished professional artists and student musicians from the N…


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An Evening with Serge Attukwei Clottey

  • NorthStar Church of the Arts

A celebration of creative self-expression through multimedia arts! The evening's events at NorthStar Church of the Arts will include a fashion procession, a live performance by Ghanaian artist …


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Annual Semans Lecture: Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis, Ph.D., an educator, art historian, author, curator, photographer and filmmaker, will deliver the Annual Semans Lecture about her career and work. Willis is a professor and chair of …


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Pauli Murray Walking Tour

Pauli's Durham Tour is a 75-min walk into Durham's history of racial segregation in the West End Neighborhood. Aya Shabu and friends share stories about the significance of Black Civil War soldiers, …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Africana Nights

  • The Palace International
  • (614) 900-7590

The modern cultures of Africa and the Latin/Caribbean festival of Caribana, come together every week to bring you Africana Nites. The concept is to create a lounge environment that showcases …


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Africana nights

As Durham continues to grow, an influx of various cultures gives us an opportunity to learn and connect with each other. Since the 80s The Palace International has always strived to showcase and …


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Art Exhibit – "Disrupting Homogeny"

Artist statement: "When I perceive similar characteristics between myself and other people, I feel compelled to learn more about them. In part, this can help satisfy a desire for …


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The Annual Black History: Artists’ Perspectives Exhibition 2019

Four years ago Durham resident and artist Willie Bigelow presented an idea for an exhibition celebrating African American history, featuring the artwork of several local artists. Four years later …


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