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National Music Centre and 10 at 10 Music & Culture Celebrate Black Futures Month with Young, Black and Gifted Showcase

National Music Centre and 10 at 10 Music &  CULTURE TO Celebrate Black Futures Month with Young, Black and Gifted Showcase

Showcase to feature EMERGING Black voices IN ALBERTA

(Calgary, AB — February 2, 2023) The National Music Centre (NMC) and 10 at 10 Music & Culture are pleased to announce Young, Black and Gifted, a showcase series at Studio Bell in celebration of Black Futures Month. The afternoon showcase series will happen on February 22 and 23, and feature an exciting new wave of emerging Black artists in Alberta.

Curated by Beni Johnson, the founder and executive director of 10 at 10, a platform known nationally for providing visibility to emerging artists, the series will include performances by British-Canadian rapper Temia, young Calgary rap artist TeQuan, and Edmonton hip-hop artist and songwriter Moto on February 22; and Calgary R&B/pop/hip-hop dynamo Kuzi Cee, Kenya-born, Calgary-based singer Malaika Hailey, and Calgary collective Two World Creatives on February 23.

“Black Futures Month is an important time to learn about the rich contributions that Black Canadians are having right now on shaping our country’s music scene,” said Beni Johnson of 10 at 10 Music & Culture. “I was honoured to help curate a concert series full of promising new voices.”

“The National Music Centre has always approached telling Canada’s music story by looking at its past, present, and future,” said Andrew Mosker, NMC President and CEO. “Beni is one of the Black leaders that is guiding Alberta into a bright future, and we’re thrilled that he’s at the helm of curating this series of emerging artists.”

The Young, Black and Gifted showcase at 1:00 pm on February 22 and 23 is included with paid admission to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.

Regular admission to Studio Bell is $21.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors (65+), $13.50 for children (3-12 years of age), and free for children under 3 years of age. Admission for NMC Members is free. To become an NMC Member, visit

About National Music Centre | Centre National de Musique
The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music. it is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in the heart of the East Village in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 territory. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit

About 10 at 10 Music & Culture
10 at 10 is a multidimensional platform that amplifies the arts, music, and Black culture in Canada. Since 2011, it has grown from humble roots to international recognition, evolving into a substantial hub for education, urban arts, special events, creative services, promotions, and community. For more information, please visit


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National Music Centre
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