Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month with Culture Event

On Thursday, February 16th at Macy’s Department store in Lenox Mall art, expression, and inspiration coupled with music was brought to life as Macy’s paid homage to Black History Month.

The two-day event held on Thursday and Friday had separate acts on both days featuring inspiring conversation and a celebration in honor of Black History Month. I attended Thursday’s event which featured the artist KAMAU, UniverSoul Circus, and BJ The Chicago Kid.

UniverSoul Circus commenced the event with an act from a male and female couple. The pair astonished the audience with frequent costume changes that appeared in the blink of an eye. UniverSoul Circus also auctioned off tickets to attend the circus while they are in attendance in Atlanta.

Macy's Culture Event in Atlanta
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A little history about The UniverSoul Circus, it’s a single ring circus, known as the Big Top that was established in 1994 by an African American man Cedric Walker, who envisioned creating a circus with a large percentage of people of color performing. UniverSoul Circus will be at Turner Field until March 12th, 2017 while there share your photos by using #BestCircusEver

Following was a captivating performance from Kamau. Kamau had the audience engaged by asking them to recite words and sounds and even raising our fists to those we recently lost from police shootings. He

Macy's Culture Event in Atlanta
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performed three sets; all equally great yet the one that stood out the most was “Who Police, The Police”. Kamau is a musician who doesn’t want to be fit in a box genre and he’s in tune with his African heritage. Get familiar with Kamau via Instagram @brotherkamau

After the performances was a discussion from Kamau and singer BJ The Chicago Kid. They spoke about their influences, their artistry, and offered much insight that encouraged the audience.

Macy's Culture Event in Atlanta
RobinLori Photography
Macy's Culture Event in Atlanta
Kamau X BJ The Chicago Kid Photo: RobinLori Photography
Macy's Culture Event in Atlanta
RobinLori Photography

The evening was completed with food and refreshments curtesy of Food Lovers Catering & Events. Featuring light bites such as bite size chicken and waffles, cupcakes and watermelon punch. www.flcandevents.com

See additional photos of Macy’s month long  celebration on social media by using #macysculture

Deja Barrett

Deja is a multi-media journalist, educated with a Bachelors degree in Communications from prestigious Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

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