UCCAC Welcomes The Beast
In celebration of Black History Month, the Union County Community Arts Council works to promote and encourage the heritage of the black community in Union County. Under the leadership of the MLK Jr. Committee, the council presents a musical event in January of each year. Past entertainers include Gabriel Bello, African Spirituals: Freedom Prayers, “Let’s Celebrate” Dance and Drum and The Healing Force.
In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr holiday we are excited to bring The Beast to Monroe High School on January 16, 2017. The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. The Beast is a home-grown artistic force from Durham, NC that blends tap-dancers, puppeteers, and spoken word artists into its repertoire. The Beast is dedicated to education and cultural outreach and has developed workshops on creativity, improvisation, and the history of African-American music based on the Blackademics Hip Hop curriculum founded by emcee Pierce Freelon.