Bringing the music to Polk State College’s Black History Month celebration are Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet and the Tampa Spiritual Ensemble, both of which will give free performances later this month.
Dundu Dole, meaning “Life Force,” was established in 1991. Since then, the group has taken its electrifying performances, which showcase traditional African dress, dance and rhythms, across the nation, performing at such venues as New York’s Apollo Theatre and opening for such notables as Herbie Hancock and Ziggy Marley.
Also lending its talents to Black History Month at Polk State is the Tampa Spiritual Ensemble. The nine-member Tampa Spiritual Ensemble sings throughout the Tampa Bay area, sharing with their audiences the music of celebrated and rising African-American composers and performing artists.
Dundu Dole and the Tampa Spiritual Ensemble will give a joint performance at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center, 1099 State Road 60 East.
The Tampa Spiritual Ensemble will also perform earlier in the day, during a reception for a Black History Month exhibit from 5 to 7 p.m., also at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center.
The performances are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit polk.edu/the-arts, call 863.298.6883, or email LWAC@polk.edu.