29TH ANNUAL        

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR QUEEN MOTHER "IYALODE" NKECHI AJANAKU
WHO PASSED LAST YEAR, JUNE 1, 2017.


WE, AS AN ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN GREATLY AFFECTED BY THE LOSS OF OUR BELOVED MOTHER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
THIS YEAR'S THEME: "KUUMBA FOREVER"
IS IN HONOR OF HER LEGACY AND THE LEGACY OF THE KUUMBA FESTIVAL.
WE HAVE DECIDED TO HOLD A ONE (1) DAY FESTIVAL THIS YEAR TO TAKE THE NEEDED TIME 
TO SUSTAIN, ADVANCE, AND EXPAND THE PROGRAMMING OF
AFRICAN AMERICAN APPALACHIAN ARTS, INC'S MISSION AND VISION FOR THE FUTURE.



JOIN US THIS YEAR AS WE CELEBRATE 

"KUUMBA FOREVER"
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2018 
MARKET SQUARE & STAGE 
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12 NOON - 10:00PM

Hosted by:
  
MC Zakiyyah "Sista Zock Solid" Modeste
   
&
   
 DJ K Swift 

12:00 NOON:

  • The Kuumba Festival Marketplace will open the day's event with Food and Merchandise Vendors.

12:00 NOON - 2:00PM

  • African Drum Circle Jam - Free to the Public

  • African Dance Workshop - Free to the Public


2:00PM- 4:00PM

  • DJ K Swift rocking the stage with music from many genres

  • Love Is The Answer Youth Art Showcase


4:00PM - 6:00PM

  • Miss Kuumba Pageant

  • African Fashion Show

  • Local Entertainment


6:00PM - 7:30PM        

  • Kuumba Watoto Children's Dance and Drum Extravaganza.

8:00PM - 10:00PM      LIVE CONCERT


  • Daje will bless the stage with soulful sounds and poetry.


  • Ogya World Music Band will close the stage with their  hot, sultry rhythms of West Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas with high-energy original compositions.



                                        


 ***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


 

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Takia Faniyi,
Jun 22, 2018, 10:16 AM
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Takia Faniyi,
Jun 18, 2018, 11:58 AM
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Takia Faniyi,
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