Celebrating Black History Month | Local Vendors Pop-up In East Sacramento

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February 2022 | To celebrate Black History Month in Sacramento, Pachamama Coffee is hosting an outdoor celebration at the East Sacramento Coffee Bar with live music, and local vendors from the community. Join us from 10am to 1pm and support a few of Sacramento's small Black-owned businesses and musicians.

Black History Month Event Sacramento


Meet the Musicians:

The PhilHarmonik

The Philharmonik is an American hip hop, future soul R & B recording artist, and producer from Sacramento, California. The Philharmonik’s musical beginnings started in Cleveland, Ohio where he was born. He began taking classical piano at the age of 5 after he attended a concert with his mom. When he returned home from the concert he began to play songs he heard note for note. His family signed him up for piano lessons with a teacher who played for the Cleveland Orchestra and thus his training began. 

The PhilHarmonik

Opening for The PhilHarmonik:

Betty Masenqo was born in Ethiopia and grew up in Northern California. She first started playing classical violin in her public school orchestra and in her Ethiopian church community, where people recognized her as the masenqo player (due to the similarity between the Ethiopian masenqo and western violin). Her music is inspired by what she listened to in her childhood and adolescence, which includes Ethiopian music, indie folk music, and classical music. Her songs reflect on her search for meaning and purpose as she navigates adulthood as an Ethiopian American and she hopes they provide comfort and an opportunity for reflection for all who listen.

Betty Masenqo

Meet the Vendors: 


Berry&Thyme is a botanically infused fruit preserves company based here in Sacramento. Erin Burrise owns and operates this jammy business, and specializes in taking fruit and marrying it with an herb, spice, flower, or pepper to give you flavors like Blood Orange & Rose, Guava & Basil, and Banana & Cayenne. Products and flavors change with the season, but you can be sure that the flavors are always delicious, fruit forward, and unique, just like you.

Erin Buriss Berry and Thyme Black Owned Business Sacramento

Sac City Stems

Sac City Stems is an eco-conscious plant shop and emerging space for people of color in Sacramento. Mikaela Baker started Sac City Stems with the vision to create a welcoming space for people of color, queer folks and the younger community to come together and fall in love with plants. The shop on H Street sources locally made, women made or POC made items.

Sac City Stems - Sacramento Black Owned Woman Owned Business

Classy Hippie Tea Co

Sacramento-based tea company that uses various herbs and spices from around the world to create a unique and soothing experience for consumers. Owner and founder Leo Hickman began Classy Hippie Tea Co. with the idea from his life’s lessons and relationships over decades seeking purpose. Throughout his many excursions, Hickman has taken herbal tea from different cultures and brought them back to Sacramento.

Leo Hickman Classy Hippie Tea - Sacramento Black Owned Business


In Amharic, “hāsabē” translates to “my thoughts.” Hasabe is a creative extension of an Ethiopian-American woman inspired by the delicate reminders of her homeland. These handmade earrings feature culture pieces, most obvious being the ‘Jebena,’ a traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean clay coffee pot. Other pieces include the ‘Mesob’ and ‘Krar,’ both of which are significant cultural anchors. 

Hasabe - Sacramento Black Owned Business


Organic, plant based locally sourced GMO free food

If you aren't a Sacramento local, consider supporting these businesses through their online shops linked above, or find your own local black owned businesses to support this month and beyond! These are just a few of the businesses we love here, to find more black owned businesses in the Sacramento region check out Sacblackbiz.biz

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