Saturday, June 22 @ 1-4 PM
Family & Community Celebration
Bay Area Resource Center
437 Bay Street, Springfield MA
Entrance on Oak Grove Ave.
All ages, a potluck event.
Free and open to the public.

 


 PAST PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

 

2024

Saturday, April 13 @ 1-4 PM
Family & Community Celebration
Bay Area Resource Center
437 Bay Street, Springfield MA
Entrance on Oak Grove Ave.
All ages, a potluck event.
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 23
Mother Tongue Selections
as part of the Scarlet Sock Gala 
CitySpace Blue Room 
Easthampton, MA 

Wednesday, February 28
Mother Tongue

Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research
of  the College of Education 
UMASS Campus
Carney Auditorium, Furcolo Hall 
813 North Pleasant Street, Amherst 
(north entrance of Campus) 
5:00- 7:00 PM 
Free. Limited Seating

Saturday, February 17th
Mother Tongue Selections
Caribbean African American Athletic Social Club  (CAAASC)
Black History Month Celebration “Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow” 
Mason Square, Springfield
3:00 PM-6:00 PM

January 15th
Mother Tongue Selections
Wilbraham & Monson Academy 
Wilbraham, MA

 

2023

FEBRUARY 2023 

Tuesday, February 21st
Mother Tongue
at Hampshire College’s Day of Community Education ENGAGE! Conference

Emily Dickinson Hall

 

APRIL 2023

Friday, April 7th @ 7:30 PM
Mother Tongue
at the Shea Theater Arts Center
71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA


Saturday, April 22nd @ 7:30 PM
SHOUT! ELEVATE! INSPIRE! Benefit Concert 
at Springfield Technical Community College

Scibelli Hall - 1 Armory St, Springfield, MA
Performances by: Samirah Evans, Haneef Nelson, First Generation Ensemble, Fynta Sidime, Iyawna Burnett, Jocelyn Pleasant, Asaad Jackson

 

MAY 2023

Thursday, May 4th
Mother Tongue selections
at Northampton High School (by invite only)
Northampton, MA

Thursday, May 11th @ 10 AM
Mother Tongue
for The Care Center or by invite only
at United Congregational Church of Holyoke
Holyoke, MA

Saturday, May 13th @ 6 PM
Mother Tongue
at United Congregational Church of Holyoke
Holyoke, MA

Monday, May 15th @ 12:30 PM
Mother Tongue selections
at Easthampton High School

Easthampton, MA

Friday, May 26th
Mother Tongue selections (15 minutes)
at EXCHANGE: the Teen Performance Festival

at the Academy of Music
Northampton, MA

 

JUNE 2023

Saturday, June 10th @ 2:50 PM
Mother Tongue selections
Franklin County Pride - Outdoor Performance
Greenfield, MA

 

JULY 2023

Saturday, July 15th @ 12 PM
Live Music by I-SHEA Shaikly & Open Mic
Family & Community Celebration - Ubuntu and First Generation

Bay Area Resource Center
Springfield, MA
free and open to the public!

  

AUGUST 2023

Tuesday, August 8th @ 4 PM
Mother Tongue selections
The Racial Justice Reflective Journey Reveal

Franklin County Community Development Corp.
Greenfield Community College
Greenfield, MA

 

OCTOBER 2023

Saturday, October 14th @ TBA
Mother Tongue selections
LightHouse Holyoke
Holyoke, MA

Saturday, October 21st @ 7:00 PM
Mother Tongue
Rebecca Johnson Auditorium
Springfield, MA

Saturday, October 28th @ 7:00 PM
Mother Tongue
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
at United Congregational Church of Holyoke
Northampton, MA

  

NOVEMBER 2023 

Tuesday, November 7th @ 8:00 AM
Mother Tongue Selections
East Longmeadow School District
(Private performance for Professional Development)

Wednesday, November 29th @ 6 PM
The Gaza Monologues
Homebase - 1365 Main St, Suite 220
Springfield, MA

 

DECEMBER 2023

Saturday, December 9th @ 7 PM
Mother Tongue
BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity
Northampton, MA 01062 

Saturday, December 16th @ 1-4 PM
Family & Community Celebration
Free and open to the public! A potluck event.
Springfield MA


2022

FEBRUARY 2022

Friday, February 25th @ 6:00 PM
Communities That Care Coalition's "Advancing Social Justice in Schools" intiative

Virtual Event streamed by Greenfield TV
Watch the performance and Q&A here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHcvHY2jgEQ  

 

MAY 2022

Sunday, May 8th @ 2:30pm
SHOUT! ELEVATE! INSPIRE! Benefit Concert

at the Academy of Music
Northampton, MA

 
AUGUST 2022

Saturday, August 13th @ 2:00pm
Mother Tongue
Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

at Reevx Lab, Springfield, MA

 

OCTOBER 2022

Saturday, October 22nd @ 7:30pm
Mother Tongue
Hosted by the School of Contemporary Dance & Thought and A.P.E.

at A.P.E.'s Workroom Theater, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA

Sunday, October 23rd @ 3:00pm
Mother Tongue
Hosted by the School of Contemporary Dance & Thought and A.P.E.

at A.P.E.'s Workroom Theater, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA

Saturday, October 29th @ 7:30pm
Mother Tongue
at the MICA Festival 

at The Flex Theater, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Saturday, November 5th @ 1pm
Mother Tongue selections
at the Bite Size Blends Fest 
at Eastworks Open Studios, Easthampton, MA

 

DECEMBER 2022

Saturday, December 3rd @ 7:30pm
Mother Tongue
at City Stage

Springfield, MA

Wednesday, December 14th @ 10am
Mother Tongue selections
at Commerce High School
Springfield, MA


2021

MARCH 2021

Sunday, March 21st
Scarlet Sock Foundation's Virtual Third Annual Gala

Virtual Event over Zoom

 

JUNE 2021

Thursday, June 3rd @ 8:00 PM
NAMEN Regional Roundtable: Promoting Youth Engagement and Leadership

NorthAmerica MenEngage, Ubuntu Symposium
Virtual Event over Zoom

Thursday, June 3rd @ 6:30 PM
Teen Screen Festival 2021

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
Co-curated by First Generation ensemble members
Virtual Event

Thursday, June 17th @ 7:00 PM - Sunday, June 20th @ 3:00 PM
2021 Online Great Labor Arts Exchange: Singing Through the Hard Times

The Labor Heritage Foundation
Virtual Event

 

JULY 2021

Sunday, July 4th @ 10:00 AM
t e n d e r n e s s

Ashtar International Youth Theatre Festival
Virtual Event
Watch here: https://www.ashtar-youth-festival.com/performances

 

OCTOBER 2021

Tuesday, October 13th @ 10:00 AM
Amplify Youth Voices! A Livestream Workshop

Collaboration with North America MenEngage (NAMEN)
Virtual Event

 

DECEMBER 2021

Tuesday, December 14th @ 4 - 5:30 PM
Home-base Warming Celebration

A celebration of First Generation's new home in Springfield!
COVID Precautions will be observed.

Saturday, December 18th @ 1 - 4 PM
Family & Community Celebration!

Springfield 
COVID Precautions will be observed.

 


 

2020

JANUARY 2020

Sunday, January 12th
Scene Selections from Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People

School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, Body’s in Motion Festival
Northampton Center for the Arts
33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA

Saturday, January 18th @ 1:00-4:00
Family and Community Celebration

A wonderful afternoon of music, dance, spoken word, theater and food! 
Performances by First Generation members, family members, friends, and community artists

Wednesday, January 29th @ 9:30 AM 
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People

Springfield Renaissance High School
Springfield MA

Friday, January 31st @ 10:00am
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People
A special performance for The Care Center/Public invited 
United Congregational Church of Holyoke 
Holyoke, MAA

 

FEBRUARY 2020

Friday February 14th Saturday February 15th @ 8:00 PM
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People
School of Contemporary Dance and Thought
Northampton MA

 

JUNE 2020

Saturday, June 27th @ 8:00 PM 
Holyoke Pride Justice Ball
Virtual Event via Zoom
FREE event

NOVEMBER 2020 

Monday, November 16th @ 6:00 PM
2nd Annual Bunker Hill First Generation Student Celebration
Bunker Hill Community College
FREE event

Monday, November 30th @ 1:00 PM
Ubuntu Symposium: Intersectionality and Decolonization
Featuring Tonya Lovelace, First Generation Ensemble, Karen Carrington
Virtual Event
NorthAmherst MenEngage


 

2019

JANUARY 2019

Saturday, January 12 @7:30
Benefit Concert 2019
The Parlor Room 
Northampton, MA

Featuring
I-SHEA 
Sana Ndiaye
Samirah Evans 
Avery Sharpe 
Khalif Neville 
Tony Vacca
Jordan Johnson

 

JUNE 2019

Saturday, June 15th @ 7:00 PM
Premier of First Generation’s new show Stand Tall, Mi Gente! 
Leslie Phillips Theater, Holyoke Community College
Holyoke , MA

NOVEMBER 2019 

Saturday, November 16th @ 7:30 PM 
Stand Tall Mi Gente! 
Chicopee TV
Chicopee, MA

Monday, November 18th @ 10:00 AM
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!
Holyoke High School
Holyoke MA