African History Season kicks off to learn and celebrate the extensive history of African culture.

Harrow’s African History Season (AHS) programme for 2019, entitled ‘Get Up Stand Up – raising the new African consciousness,’ is launching with an interesting discussion held by a motivational speaker on Friday (October 11).

Various programmes based on African history and culture will be held from October 11 to November 4 mainly at Harrow Civic Centre, with the first talk at the civic centre addressing and debating a lack of engagement with African identity and confidence from African youths.

Andrew Muhammad, the motivational speaker, will also include prizes for younger participants, with musical performances by Music4Causes and rapper Kimba based on songs from the ‘African History: Did you Know?’ CD.

A special screening of a documentary, titled ‘London African History Through Representations in the Capital’ will take place at Harrow Civic Centre on October 18 from 6pm to 9pm. The film highlights streets, buildings, parks and monuments in London with an African connection.

On October 25, from 6 to 9pm, a hip-hop musical theatre, again with Music4Causes and rapper Kimba, will allow guests to listen to many tunes. After the musical theatre, a special Q&A will follow. Early bird adult tickets and under-18 tickets are available for free, normal tickets are £5, adult tickets on the day are £10.

The African History Season will close with a presentation by community activist, Nana Asante, titled: ‘Highlighting pioneering non-Anglo diasporan and continental pan-Africanists.’ The presentation will be held at Harrow Mencap on November 4, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

While the event discusses issues with African identity with youths, the programmes are open to all members of the community, no matter which ethnicity or age a person may be.