Embracing cultural diversity while celebrating 19 years of African influence in middle Georgia
Join us on April 23, 24, and 25 of 2015, as we drum up a lot of excitement, entertainment and fun in downtown Macon as our Pan African Festival of Georgia prepares for another successful year, with some subtle changes the whole family will enjoy.
The 2015 Pan African Festival will be bigger and better than ever and is jam-packed with activities- music, dance, food, art, and the return of the International Children’s Village. This family friendly event will feature delicious Caribbean and Soul Food options for your dining pleasure, as well as unique African goods for purchase, including local artists showcasing their pieces for purchase. At center stage, in front of the Terminal Station, regional and local artists, musicians, and performers will entertain the crowds. A special kick-off event, the Poetry Theatre, will launch the Festival on Thursday evening, April 23, at 7pm at the Douglass Theatre.
Other features and offerings of the 2015 Festival include The Medical Center of Central Georgia’s community services village, an Interfaith Unity Service, and once again, the International Children’s Village featuring hands on crafts and an opportunity to travel to Africa. Games, crafts, and an opportunity to immerse the entire family into African culture, and the best part? No passport needed!
The Pan African Festival of Georgia is sponsored by (TBA)
Founded in 1996, by artist and community leader, Chi Ezekwueche, this festival is one of the Tubman African American Museum’s signature events. Enjoy the celebration, the experience, and the presentations of music, dance, food, film, art, and spoken word, as we explore the dynamic and diverse cultures created from the African Diaspora. This weekend community event celebrates African influences from around the world, is open to all and is formed around the principles of Love, Peace, Unity and Hope.