H-Town, Ying Yang Twins, others to perform at Arkansas Black Music and Film Expo Feb. 17-18

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A local nonprofit organization is planning a two-day celebration of African American music and film next month.

Music Moves will host a new event called the Arkansas Black Music and Film Expo Feb. 17-18 in downtown Fayetteville.

The event will kick off on Feb. 17 with a screening of the documentary, Fire in Little Africa, a film about the 1921 Black Wall Street Massacre in Tulsa, along with screenings of new work by local filmmaker Michael Day and former Razorback Quinn Grovey. The event will also include Q/A sessions with the filmmakers, and an afterparty featuring live music by Rodney Block Collective featuring Bijoux.

The Feb. 18 event will focus on music, with afternoon performances by The Racy Brothers and Crescent City Combo to coincide with the Mardi Gras parade downtown, followed by late night performances by Funk Factory, Branjae, Avery Sunshine, H-Town, and Ying Yang Twins.

Tickets to the film expo, set for 6 to 10 p.m. on the 17th are $50 for adults, and children under 12 get in free. They are for sale online here.

For the afternoon performance on Feb. 18 at George’s featuring The Racy Brothers and Crescent City Combo, tickets are $10 for adults, and free for kids under 12. This event will take place from 2-5 p.m.

Tickets to the late night performance at George’s featuring Funk Factory, Branjae, Avery Sunshine, H-Town, and Ying Yang Twins set from 7 until 11:30 p.m. are $30, on sale here.

Weekend passes are also available for $75 and can be purchased via the event page.

For those who aren’t familiar, Music Moves was founded in 2019 by musician Anthony Ball with a mission to promote African American music through programs, performances, and curriculum.

For information, email [email protected]