Library hosting Taste of Soul downtown


Sound Proof Band performs at a Taste of Soul event. Photo via

There will be a celebration of African-American history and culture downtown this weekend.

The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Main Library will celebrate Black History Month by hosting Taste of Soul on Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m.

There will be live music, food, activities and educational opportunities.

There will be musical performances from Tom Cutts, Yolanda Lavender, The Gospel Believers, MC Kyd Kane Poetry and Asamu Johnson and The Associates of The Blues.

Families can participate in hands-on activities, such as the Let’s Move Dance Party, African-American Workshop, Sankofa: Black History Through Storytelling and Kids Craft.

There will be a conversation with author Stephen Mack Jones, screening of scenes from “The Meeting” by Ebony Road Players and influential figures from New Hope Baptist Church Live African-American Museum.

Food will be provided by Tabow BBQ, IRIE Kitchen, The Candied Yam and Flavorful Pound Cakes and Treats.

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