This Show Is Tonight: #HellaBlack at the Boston Center for the Arts


The Boston Center for the Arts is amplifying the (he)art and soul of the city’s Black creativity once again. The performing arts complex’s annual #HellaBlack showcase returns tonight (March 2), spotlighting an “interdisciplinary live mixtape” of music, poetry, dance, and more for its soul-themed fifth edition.

Performers on deck for #HellaBlack Volume 5: Soul include musicians Nancia (pictured above), Timi O, Amanda Shea, Leonard Tshitenge, Makeda Wallace, and Charmaine Santiago Galdón. The diverse lineup was curated by Dwayne P. Mitchell, an actor, artist, and activist who’s currently touring the country with Broadway’s Aint Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.

“When we consider the word ‘Soul’, and the many intersections of this term, its iterations are rooted in tradition, artistry, and feelings that celebrate the very essence of Blackness in spaces for Black people, by Black people,” Mitchell explains.

And there’s no better example of that intersection than what’s brewing tonight at the BCA. Get all the show details and grab tickets below.

#HELLABLACK Live Mixtape Vol. 5: Soul :: Thursday, March 2 at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Plaza Theater, 539 Tremont St. in Boston, MA :: 7:30 p.m., all ages, $25 to $30 :: Event page :: Advance tickets