Running alongside and beyond Black History Month, these offerings celebrate Black heritage and culture through food, music, art and more.
“The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” will debut on Monday, Feb. 1 at Epcot and continue after the end of the month inside the American Adventure pavilion. Featuring Joe Gardner from “Soul,” this exhibit will showcase historic artifacts of famous jazz musicians and take guests on a musical tour of the United States as they learn about this colorful and ever-evolving genre.
“Celebrate Soulfully at Disney Springs” brings together many new offerings with jazz-inspired performances, new art displays, special menus and more.
Among these offerings will be four art displays inspired by the film, created by emerging Black artists: Bee Harris, Bianca Pastel, Arrington Porter and Cory Van Lew. Originally developed in collaboration with Disney and Pixar as part of a HUE Unlimited collection of wearable art, each work reflects the artist’s interpretation of the animated film.
Three nights per week—Motown Mondays, Jazz Thursdays and Smooth Sundays—musicians can be found performing throughout Disney Springs. Select dining locations will also offer special menu items, including Amorette’s Patisserie offering sweet treats inspired by “Soul” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Several Disney Springs retail locations will also be highlighting products from Black designers, artists, and visionaries.
Disney Resort hotels are getting in on the soulful fun, too! As part of the “Movies Under the Stars” program, select resort hotels will show films celebrating Black culture throughout February. These complimentary screenings are available to resort hotel guests.
Let us know which of these soulful offerings you’re most excited for down in the comments!