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Songs of Black
Folk 2023

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Ramone preparing for the production

Music of Resistance & Hope

The SONGS OF BLACK FOLK returns for a second year after a truly magical debut one year ago before a mesmerized audience of more than 1,800. Songs of Black Folk will take the stage of Seattle's Iconic Paramount Theatre on Sunday evening June 18th, at 7:00 pm.

SONGS OF BLACK FOLK 2023 will once again present a music tradition that began on the African continent and was transported to the Americas, via slave ships, and took root in the daily sufferings of an enslaved Black people who chose to survive and who fought to be free. This Concert will feature the rise of the Negro Spirituals and demonstrate how they have evolved into other Black musical genres including, blues, Gospel, jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, and even spoken word.

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"A world-class fine arts production that features elite African American artists, both local and national."

Meet the Artistic Director and conductor

Ramon Bryant Braxton

Ramón Bryant Braxton

The Artistic Director, Orchestra Conductor, and Choir Director

Maestro Ramón Bryant Braxton returns for a second year as the Artistic Director and Conductor for SONGS OF BLACK FOLK 2023.  A native of Tacoma, Braxton is a product of the Black Church and the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) experience.

meet the Featured Performers

Darin Atwater

Darin Atwater

James Conner

James Connor

Soloman Howard

Soloman Howard

Crystal Aikin

Crystal Aikin

Jacqueline Echols

Jacqueline Echols

Josephine Howell

Josephine Howell

Orchestra singing

Don’t miss this journey through music

at the historical Paramount Theatre

Sunday June 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Ticket Prices Range from $30 - $75

(before taxes and fees)

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Paramount Theatre Seating
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Sunday, June 18th, 2023, 7:00 pm

Dress Code & Coat Check

No strict dress code, but Evening Wear preferred. Coat Check is located on the second floor of the theatre.

Box Office

Buy tickets online today. Tickets are likely to sell out.


The Paramount Theatre does not have a parking lot. Street Parking available.



PO Box 1890

Kent, WA 98057



(206) 465-2928

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