Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017; 10 AM – 5 PM
Venue: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site Auburn Avenue, between Boulevard and Jackson Street
Family Day/Culture Fest invites visitors to Sweet Auburn to spend a day of fun, educational, and enriching participatory experiences which celebrate and lift up the legendary culture of the people who lived on “Sweet” Auburn Avenue. Children and adult activities include live music, dance performances, art and artisans, and food.
Presented as part of the 2nd annual Family Day/Culture Fest programming, “Celebrating World Music, The Best of Atlanta” Spotlight Series will include musical performances in a variety of genres, including African drumming, Afrobeat, Caribbean steel pan, reggae, soca and calypso, Afro-Cuban jazz, among other forms of music that have emerged from African musical traditions. These traditions have flourished not only in Atlanta but in North America, the Caribbean, the African Diaspora and spread throughout the world.
Featuring, the National Park Service, Sweet Auburn Works, Giwayen Mata Percussion Ensemble, PanSonics Steel Band, SolRizings Reggae Female Band, Chef Jasmine (MasterChef Junior Season 5 Winner), “Dare Dream Dance” Studio, MAYNARD Documentary Film, Chef Sonya (Curb Market), and Mrs. Helene Mills (story teller).