Thursday, July 17, 2008
National Black Art Festival 2008: 20 Years Later....July 18-27, 2008
The National Black Arts Festival is a year-round cultural celebration presenting the best in dance, music, visual arts, theatre and literary arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. This year marks their 20th anniversary and they have brought out the best of every category: Carrie Mae Weems, Dr. Cornel West, Gladys Knight, Charles S. Dutton and more. They present to you the Pan African Film Festival, Alice Walker, James Baldwin's "The Amen Corner" and "The Color Purple." You can the opportunity to "embrace" the fine arts market as well as peruse The Children's Education Village. I have the privilege to attend this amazing event while I lived in Atlanta and it was an auditory and visual treat. Be sure to check out the video listed below and it explains the festival in more detail.