African Festival of the Arts

Howard Hewett

Rose Royce
Rose Royce
Rose Royce and Howard Hewett headline the African Festival of the Arts September 5. The Fest is in Washington Park, Labor Day Weekend, from September 2-5. This year’s theme is Ruwadzano (togetherness) and recognizes Robert Jordan and Diana Dinkins-Carr in Grand style. Friday is Chicago Dance Night, so the steppers can step away, Saturday is Juju Night with Nigerian musician Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and Sunday features Dee Alexander. In addition to the entertainment, there are 300 vendors and artisans on hand with artifacts, textiles, and museum quality art. Fun is the order of the day no matter which day you choose. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.

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