This Saturday the 4th of March at the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center, renowned ‘Artivist’ and Soul Singer Kim Poole will be headlining an event aimed at enhancing gender equity and equality, via deconstructing of the patriarchal system in the world inhibiting the socio-cultural and economic development of women world over.
The event is taking place in acknowledgement of Women’s History month and the plight of Black Women globally and Kim Poole will be offering a musical tribute to what she refers to as her “musical lineage.”
The Harriet Tubman School opened in 1949 as Howard County’s only all-black high school, until it was closed through desegregation in 1965 and was used by the Howard County Public School System for more than 50 years.
On October 16, 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding was executed with the Howard County Public School System to transfer ownership of the Harriet Tubman School building and surrounding property (the “Harriet Tubman School site”) to Howard County to be preserved as a historic, educational and cultural center
“From the Negro spirituals sang by Mama Harriet Tubman on her way to freedom, to the Strange Fruit identified by Billie Holiday on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Hometown in Baltimore” says Poole, ”I hope people hear the liberation in my voice and are inspired to rise up”
Joined by renowned pianist Vanzego Tillery, the Soul Singer who began on the Underground Music Scene is re emerging to take center stage with headline international performances schedule throughout 2023 in the USA, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Gambia, Tanzania, and Ghana.
Ghana, she says is like home and this year she is looking forward to releasing new music inspired by this region.