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Docs mark Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is presenting a tribute to singer Miriam Makeba and two documentary films.
Lorraine Klaasen, the daughter Thandie Klaasen, one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite South African singers, will sing South African folk songs in a tribute to Miriam Makeba. The concert is Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. West. General admission: $25; AGH members $20. See artgalleryofhamilton.com or call 905-527-6610, ext. 232
On Feb. 13, the documentary “United States of Africa” will be shown at the gallery at 7 p.m. The film follows African hip hop pioneer Didier Awadi as he crafts a new album that pays tribute to great black revolutionary leaders and their struggles to realize a dream: a united, independent Africa.
On Feb. 27, the movie “Under African Skies” will be shown at 7 p.m. The film features singer Paul Simon’s return to South Africa in 2011 for a historic and emotional reunion concert on the 25th anniversary of his landmark album Graceland, Paul Simon returned to South Africa in 2011 for a historic and emotional reunion concert.

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