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Genesis Advance Performing Arts Society (GAPAS) is excited to present “The Journey” as part of the #rememberthe400 project (visit for more information). The Journey is a unique artistic presentation, that perfectly aligns with the 400 year commemoration of the first Africans arriving in Hampton, Virginia the latter part of August 1619.  This musical production will be accompanied by an Art Show and a series of educational workshops that celebrate the strength and resolve of a captive people and their contributions to the fabric of humanity.

On Monday, January 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed into law: H.R. 1242, the “400 Years of African-American History Commission Act", which establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to plan activities to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African-Americans in the United States.


"The Journey" will be playing Friday, August 23, 2019

5 pm. at The American Theatre

Genesis Advance Performing Arts Society (GAPAS) presents, “The Journey” – A powerful story of a people dispersed from the “Promise Land” to Ghana, Nigeria, Western Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas. Witness this amazing journey through a theatrical tapestry of song, spoken word and dance.

Admission $35

Tickets Available at Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000 or The American Theatre Box office

1(757) 722-2787, Located at 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663 

hours Mon- Fri. 10 am – 2 pm

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