Upcoming Events

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Thurs Dec 19th & Friday Dec 20th, 10:30a Kwanzaa Celebration "Nia"- Schomburg Library for Black Culture, Malcom X Blvd, Harlem, New York

Thurs Dec 26th 2013, 2:00p Kwanzaa Celebration African Burial Ground - 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

New Years Eve Party - Uptown in Harlem Mon Dec 31st, 2013
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"Cocktails & Conversation"
A Fundraiser
with special guests including: Calypso King of The World, The Mighty Sparrow; Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2003, Faye Alibocus; Acclaimed actress, Hazelle Goodman; Broadway producer, Aubrey Lynch; authors Akoshia Yoba; Peggy and Murray Schwartz (The Dance Claimed Me - A Biography of Pearl Primus); Recording artist, Kevon Carter; The Nyasha Rhoden Steel Pan Quartet; and music mixed by DJ Keith.
and Annual Concert Celebrating

Cheryl Byron
Dr. Pearl Primus &
Nina Simone

Introducing the Cheryl Byron Spirit Award Honoring
Hazrah Ali - GailYvette Davis - Charmaine Gumbs

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or call the Kumble Theater box office at: 718-488-1624

Anansi the Spider
May 19, 2012
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join the Museum for African Art for an exciting storytelling presentation of Anansi the Spider told through song and dance. Storytelling artist, choreographer, and vocalist, Michael Manswell of Something Positive, Inc. will captivate audiences young and old with stories of this West African trickster who journeyed from Africa to the shores of the Caribbean islands. Prepare to sing, move, and walk away with life lessons! Something Positive, Inc. is an African Caribbean performance arts organization that specializes in storytelling through a unique blend of poetry, storytelling, theater, music and dance.

El Café at El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, New York
(Free event)

Last year was very special for Something Positive. In 2011 we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of our founding with our annual “Cocktails & Conversations” benefit hosted by Calypso King of the World, The Mighty Sparrow and acclaimed actress Hazelle Goodman. It was also the year that we made our debut at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts, the annual Emancipation Celebration in Trinidad & Tobago and Caribfest in Virginia.

This year, we are preparing for a number of concerts throughout the United States and abroad. Please save June 9th, 2012 on your calendars. We will be presenting our annual tribute to our late founder Cheryl Byron, Dr. Pearl Primus and Nina Simone, at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University in Brooklyn.

We all appreciate your support of all of Something Positive’s performances and special events in 2011. Because of you, we had a number of sold out concerts and events both in the United States and abroad. We are especially grateful for your support of our concerts in Trinidad & Tobago. Performing before thousands of friends and fans in the country’s famed Queens Park Savannah was a dream come true.

We were also very pleased to be invited back to the African Burial Ground National Monument to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the re-discovery of the historic site, as well as the American Museum of Natural History for a special performance at Kwanzaa 2011.

Special thank you to…

Danny Glover, David Rudder, The Mighty Sparrow, Hazelle Goodman, Danny Simmons, Faye Alibocus, Hazra Ali, Asake Bomani, James Briggs-Murray, GailYvette Davis, Mandisa Glover, Barbara Horowitz, Rodney Hurley, Voza Rivers, Peggy & Murray Schwartz, Akoshia Yoba,

Additional thanks to our event sponsors:

Charmaine Gumbs and Sugarcane Restaurant, Cakeman Raven Bakery, Tropical Paradise Ballroom, Materials for the Arts & Department of Sanitation