Black History Month Kick Off

2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 4, 2020

Please join us for an energetic and full filled kick off to the 2020 Black History month as Africana Studies hosts an afternoon of amazing performances, Capoeira: the Afro-Brazilian martial art, song, spoken word, and dance in a club-like atmosphere.  Delicious food will be served.  No charge.  Come and get to know us and our program!


Performance by Chezale Presents. 

Chezale, aka “Lady Maverick,” is a singer/emcee/songwriter out of Tucson, Arizona, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With distinct, sharply focused writing & a powerful-yet-accessible stage presence, she delivers intelligent messages without ever losing her groove. Her music possesses a sound that encompasses a bit of ’90s Hip-Hop imbued with an R&B flavor and a “New Skool” edge. She’s earned logical comparisons to Lauryn Hill & a young MC Lyte, while still managing to have a strong voice that is all her own.  Chezale’s song “Hip Hop Nation” was hand-picked by the legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy as ‘Spit of the Week – Songs That Mean Something’ in 2014.  Her music has been placed on several web series, including Black&SexyTV. She has opened for artists like Slick Rick, Akil the Emcee of Jurassic 5, The Heiroglyphics Crew & Princess Nokia. Keeping close to her Hip Hop & community roots, Chezale has also played the Tucson Hip Hop Festival in 2016,  2017 & 2019. She has also had the honor of playing the legendary House of Blues San Diego stage. 

“Chezale is a dancer, musician and actress who grew up on the stage.”-Danyelle Khmara/Tucson Weekly

“Chezale is no stranger to the industry as she has opened up for hip-hop veterans…” – Mya Melody/Artists to watch in 2015

“Chezale blazes path for future mavericks.” -Shana Rose/Aztec Press

For booking, please visit: 
MAVMUZIK is now available in iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play & more digital outlets.


This event is free and open to the public.