Kuumba Festival 2023 Schedule of Events
Uplifting the Legacy of our Ancestors
Friday, July 28th, Market Square
Hosted by Sista Zock
12:00 noon - 10pm The Kuumba Marketplace will open the day's event with food and merchandise vendors from all over the world. Relish in the cultural spirit of the African Marketplace with traditional crafts, clothing, and foods.
12:30 - 3:00pm - West African Drum and Dance community Circle - everyone is welcome to participate
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Local talent showcase ,open Mic and spoken word
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Kuumba Watoto Dance and Drum Village Extravaganza and Indigenous Vibes. Amazing sounds and movements of traditional West African Drum and dance by artists of all ages.
8:00pm - TBA
UPLIFTING THE LEGACY OF OUR ANCESTORS
IN LOVING MEMORY of
David Oluseye Coney
Our mission was developed from the need to provide the African/ Indigenous American community and the
Greater East Tennessee community incentive to promote social change through
culturally specific artistic programming and development.
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/ Indigenous Diaspora i.e.
traditional African art forms, Caribbean, South American, and 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