Songs of Black
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.
"A world-class fine arts production that features elite African American artists, both local and national."
Meet the Artistic Director and conductor
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
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)
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.
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