Performing Arts Organizations
Black Family Gathering Committee
Black Family Gathering Committee is a group of students who are impassioned by Black art, music and culture and who embark on a yearly endeavor to share those values with the entire university community - both interracially and cross culturally. The committee’s trademark event is a concert called Blackfest, a festival on campus featuring clothing, food and jewelry vendors along with student performers, fashions shows, Black Greek step performances and Grammy-nominated recording artists. Blackfest presents students with a unique space - both physically and mentally - to be a part of a cultural exchange that aims to represent historically marginalized communities and showcase their strengths, talents, and contributions to our society. In combining a social event with an academic underpinning, it gives those in attendance a chance to educate themselves amidst an enjoyable atmosphere.
Stanford Gospel Choir (SGC)
The Stanford Gospel Choir is a biblically based organization whose purpose is to minister through various forms of gospel music. The Stanford Gospel Choir has been bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ through song to the Stanford community and surrounding Bay Area since 1978. Though this unique cultural ministry of gospel music is deeply rooted in the African American tradition, the choir includes a diverse group of believers from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The SGC is open to all students, staff and faculty with no membership requirements or try-outs.
Blackstage is dedicated to highlighting the minority experience, primarily the Black experience, through theatrical arts.
Afrobeats is a vibrant dance troupe created to educate others about the richness of West African culture through the art of contemporary West African dance.
Catch a Fyah is Stanford's first and only Caribbean dance group that brings a unique style, energy and flavor to the dance culture at Stanford University. It was founded in 2006 by Kamila McDonald and Shakisha Oconner with the mission to educate the Stanford community about the rich and exciting culture of the Caribbean through the art of dance and music. Catch a Fyah places an emphasis on producing unique and vibrant performances with surprising choreography and colorful costumes, saturated with Caribbean flavor. Check them out because it will be the closest you will ever get to being in the Caribbean here on campus. One Luv.