Africville Stories

This is the story of Canada's oldest black community, Africville, which was destroyed for'urban improvement' in the 1960s.  Within the tragedy of this event comes stories of the people of this community shared through music. Based on Joe Sealy's Juno winning jazz recording, Africville Suite, Africville Stories will feature Joe Sealy, Jackie Richardson and Paul Novotny together in a fusion of song, narration and music spanning jazz, R&B and gospel.

Join us for more! Join us in the Davies Lounge at 6:30 pm for a pre-show conversation with Dr. Barrington Walker to learn about the history of Africville.

Barrington Walker has been a resident of Kingston for nearly 18 years and he was a Associate Professor of History at Queen’s University from 2002 until 2019. In 2019 he was the Federal NDP candidate for Kingston and the Islands. He is currently at Wilfrid Laurier University where he holds a senior administrative post and is a Full Professor in the History Department. His scholarship is in the areas of African Canadian history, race, immigration and the law. His research has appeared in books, articles, chapters in edited collections, keynote addresses and invited lectures across the country. He is married to well known Kingston based Indigenous activist and knowledge keeper Georgina Riel and he is the father of two sons.

Seating for the pre-show conversation is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open for the pre-show conversation shortly before 6:30 pm.


Juno winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Recording, Africville Suite. 

Learn More At: 

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

CBC's "Once: Africville Stories at the Canadian Museum of History"

Review of "Africville Stories" by

VICE - "Africville: Canada's Secret Racist History"

TheWholeNote: "Africville Stories" Review

CBC - "Halifax apologizes for razing Africville"

Ticket discounts available for this event up to 50% off.  For information click here.  

It was thrilling to be a part of an evening of transporting, transcending and transforming art.

A Grand OnStage Performance