About Castle of our Skins
Born out of the desire to foster cultural curiosity, Castle of our Skins is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. From classrooms to concert halls, Castle of our Skins invites exploration into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of past and present.
Castle of our Skins aims to empower citizens with cultural pride, cultural curiosity, and cultural harmony through and beyond music.
Castle of our Skins seeks to empower organizations as social change agents through the power of dialogue and culturally diverse programming.
CONNECTIONS: among audiences of different cultures; within the Black community using music, history and other artistic disciplines; between an individual and his/her community.
CULTURE: to showcase the breadth and depth of Black culture.
CURIOSITY: curiosity leads to learning and when paired with a curiosity about culture, learning leads to greater social understanding, justice and ultimately social harmony.
Castle of our Skins takes its name and inspiration from the famed poet Nikki Giovanni’s poem for nina. The poem beautifully captures the sense of adoration, respect and pride for the very fabric that makes us who we are: our skin. Read the full poem here.