From top and left to right: Alonzo King LINES Ballet; Endea Owens and The Cookout; Omar Epps; Dr. Halifu Osumare; Ivalas Quartet; Ceddo, courtesy of Janus Films

Spotlight On: Black History Month

This February, we're excited to present live events from Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—all of which highlight the history and experience of Black artists from a multitude of cultures and contexts. This year's programming includes a jazz concert by Endea Owens and the Cookout; a film screening of Juice and talkback with Omar Epps; a screening of Ceddo, by Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène; a student concert performance of The Lost Village of Seneca; and an in-person and online talk with the Library, The Dance Historian Is In: Performance as Research in the Afrofuture. Check out the full line-up of programming below!

If you are unable to attend an in-person event, we encourage you to engage with our on-demand content at the bottom of this page, which features dynamic commissions that address pressing social issues, educational pieces that bring history to life, and compositions that fuse a rich array of influences. These multifaceted performances and conversations amplify the stories and perspectives of Black people, spanning the spectrum of joy, pain, reflection, and hope. We hope that you'll continue to revisit these important pieces all year long.