Kuumba Festival 2019

Uplifting the legacy of our ancestors

June 28-30 2019

30TH ANNUAL

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR QUEEN MOTHER "IYALODE" NKECHI AJANAKU


June 28 Downtown Market square

June 29th and 30th Morningside Park

***OUR MISSION***

Our mission was developed from the need to provide the African American community and the

Greater East Tennessee community incentive to promote social change through

culturally specific artistic programming and development.

***OUR HISTORY***

African American Appalachian Arts, Inc. (AAAA, Inc.) is a twenty-nine year old, non profit 501(c)3 cultural arts grassroots organization that focuses on positive social, economic and community development

by utilizing creative methods of education through cultural artistic programming and development. AAAA specializes in the presentation and development of cultural art forms in the African Diaspora i.e.

traditional African art forms, Caribbean, South American, and African American.

African American Appalachian Arts, Inc. coordinates and produces three primary projects:

The KUUMBA Festival, the Kuumba Watoto Urban Youth Institute / Kuumba Kamp and Haley Heritage Square International Literary and Storytelling Festival / Haley Heritage Square