Stacey Abrams, Ziwe Fumudoh and Nicole Byer are among the notable cultural figures and innovators slated to appear at the Black History Month celebration on YouTube Originals, Black Renaissance. Also join the YouTube special HER and Anderson. Paak, Kelly Rowland, Bob the Drag Queen, Maurice Harris, Yung BBQ, TwinsthenewTrend, Sherrie Silver, Oumi Janta, Donté Colley, and Hollywood Movement.
Black Renaissance Created in partnership with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Howard University Graduate Film Program, and NAL Media, to celebrate the contributions of black history makers and artists who have left their mark on the world and to honor creators who reimagine the future. The special will feature powerful performances, historic breaks, and inspiring calls to action from living myths about black creators and artists who have fueled change. Scheduled to premiere on Friday, February 26th on YouTube Originals, Black Renaissanc will also feature appearances and performances from President Obama, Michelle Obama, Jason Reynolds, Killer Mike, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, Jemele Hill, artist Shantell Martin and Toby Noyjoy, who have been Announce them all in advance.
The show is produced by Jason Reynolds, Lea Harper Lane, and Jay Carrington. The participating executive producers are Kristen Wong, Dave Schilling, and Clover Hope; Music director Paulie Lovejoy.
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