Come Meet The Family at the African World Festival Saturday 08/21/2010

On Saturday 08/21/2010 at 3:00 p.m. the Entire Alghanee Family Invites You to Join in the celebration in honor of Empress Njeri Alghanee at the African World Festival in Detroits’ Hart Plaza.

This year the festival celebrates Our Newest Shero Njeri Alghanee for her lifelong unselfish work as a freedom fighter and reparationist. Please come and be a part of the sharing of Love and Joy for Sister Njeri in her hometown of Detroit. The Official Mama Njeri Memorial Tee Shirt and Obituary will be available at the celebration. Be Sure to Get the Limited Edition before they’re gone.

This is a taste of the Omowale Drummers and Dancers

This wonderful dance and drum troop exists because of one of our local Detroit Heroes – Baba Sundiata Kieta who passed away three years ago. He was one of the most well known Djembe players from the area. He traveled globally and trained drummers and dancers in traditional Yoruba Drumming and Dance for over 30 years. We will never forget you Baba for you are the door..

BadGalsRadio will be there covering the entire fete live with the family.

We’ll be looking forward to seeing you at Hart Plaza on Detroit’s beautiful waterfront on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. come and shake hands and meet the family and take photos with Ras Mausi and his family. They would love to see you and hear your stories of how Empress Njeri Impacted Your Life.

OOOOhhhh and did we forget to mention, there’s a huge festival going on the whole weekend – “The Charles H. Wright African World Festival” – Be There or Miss the Biggest Family Event in Detroits’ Summertime Schedule.

Saturday – 08/21/2010

Program subject to change.

PARADE OF NATIONS

5p Assemble at Cadillac Square
6p Parade Begins — Woodward Avenue to Hart Plaza

African World Stage

12p LIBATIONS: United African Community Organization
1p “A Conversation on Black Economic Wealth” facilitated by Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, and featuring, BELLA MARSHALL & DON BARDEN of Barden Companies, Inc.
3p STEPPING EXHIBITION featuring IOTA PHI THETA Fraternity and GAMMA XI CHI Fraternity
3p TRIBUTE TO OUR SHE-ROES & HEROES: Remembering Sister Njere AlghaneE
5p TOBY FOYEH & ORCHESTRA AFRICA: Nigerian High-Life
7p 92.3FM LIVE BROADCAST with GERALD McBRIDE, Host of “Old School Dance Party”
7p BETTYE LaVETTE
9:30p KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL: Husband & Wife Neo-Soul Duo

Underground Cafe’

3p “RHYTHM, ROOTS & RHYME POETRY SLAM COMPETITION” Presented by the Detroit Jazz Festival, hosted by La Shaun Phoenix Moore
5:30p Emcee: HEATHER J HENDERSON
5:45p *KAYLA RAQUEL *KAFI *SUMMER ALLEN *NA’KILAH SWEETZ: Detroit Vocalists
6:45p PicNap.com presents WRAPS, TAPS & NAPS HAIR EXTRAVAGANZA!
7:30p GWAII: Tanzanian-born, Conscious Hip Hop
8:30p SHANI D: Detroit Comedian
8:45p Underground Comedy Jam featuring TOMMY CHUNN
9:45p RAS KENTE & THE TAKE NO PRISONERS BAND: Detroit Reggae Sensation

Nile Rver Jazz Club

12p JAZZ TRACKS
1p URBAN STRINGZ: Youth String Orchestra
3p ARTS LEAGUE OF MICHIGAN “JAZZ CAMP”: Young Jazz Musicians
4p JON DIXON PROJECT: Four-piece ensemble
6p FRAN DENT: Detroit Jazz Stylist
7:15p VARIETY MIX: Jazz and R&B
9p JAZZ JAM: MALIK ALSTON & THE LINWOOD ENSEMBLE

Pyramid Arts Stage

12p DIVINE HEALTH MINISTRIES w/ESTER FLOYD “The Benefits of Eating Raw and/or Plan B”
1p RAY STONE “Feeding Your Creativity”
2p ARI SHEN “Natural Hair & Natural Hair Care”
3p MINISTER SALADIN “Slave/Soul Food vs. Spiritual Nutrition
4p SHESHETA EL “Return of the Superhuemans”
5p DR. KEEFA LORRAINE WITHERSPOON “Reactivating “The Healing in Your DNA through Energy Medicine”
6p JESSE R. BROWN “A Healer in Every Home”
7p QUEEN AFUA “Overcoming an Angry Vagina”
8:30p PROJECT THEATRE CO. presents “Honorable Mention: 48DET”

Watoto Village

MY TV20 MAKE & TAKE TENTS
12-9p MAKE & TAKE ACTIVITIES & GAMES
2p-6p MY TV20 HIGH TECH VAN: Digital Games & Computer Access for Youth
2:30p-5:30p SANDY’S LAND FACE PAINTING
WATOTO VILLAGE STAGE supported by BCBSM
12p ARTOLOGY, MUSIC & THE SCIENCE OF SOUND presented by the Arts League of Michigan and Cranbrook Institute of Science
Funded by The Knight Foundation
3p BALLET FOLKLORICO MOYOCOYANI IZEL: Mexican Cultural Dance Troupe
4p RHONDA REYES, Storyteller; Detroit Association of Black Storytellers
5:30p NANOU DJAPO: Marcus Garvey Academy
6:30p RHONDA REYES, Storyteller; Detroit Association of Black Storytellers
8:15p PYRAMID PERFORMING ARTS THEATER: Aisha Shule
SKILLMAN FOUNDATION PUPPET STAGE
2p, 4:30p & 7p THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL THEATRE: “Beauty and the Beast” String Puppet Performance

Health is Wealth Pavillion

12p MAMA SUMARAH KAREN SMITH “The Sacred Art of Storytelling”
1p YOGA
1:35p MARTIAL ARTS
2p THE WHOLISTIC HEALTH AWARENESS TEAM “Tappology”
3p CENTER FOR INDIGENOUS TAI CHI “Tai Chi”
3:35p QiGONG
4:35p JENDAYI IYI “Raw Food for Optimum Health”
5p AFRICAN DANCE
5:35p SENSUOUS SEMINARS, LLC “Kissing”

Generation Next Kingdom

12p-9:30p DJ JAY BEE
1p HULA HOOP – Ken Donaldson
2p SOCCER – Coach Phillip Jack
3p EXERCISE – Trainer Steven Pierce
4p FENCING – Bobby Smith
6p ATMOSPHERIC TRAINING ACADEMY – Kyoshi Kevin BolDen
7p TAI CHI – Ted Cash
8p HUSTLE LESSONS – Thomasina

Multiday Events

Walk-Abouts

12-11p
OMOWALE CULTURAL SOCIETY + STILTWALKERS
Fri, Sat & Sun

Black History 101 Mobile Museum

12-11:30p
Fri, Sat & Sun

Elder Village – Sponsored by AARP-Michigan

12-9p
Cold Water, Light Refreshments
Sat & Sun

Sat/21st

1p TAI CHI – Ted Cash
2p SKETCHES – Michael Cooper
3p WRAPPING YOUR GELE (African Headdress) – Jendayi Iyi
4p EXERCISE – Trainer Steven Pierce
5p HUSTLE LESSONS – Gilbert Evans
6p POETRY – Harry Carter

Sun/22nd

2p SKETCHES – Michael Cooper
3p WRAPPING YOUR GELE (African Headdress) – Jendayi Iyi
4p POETRY – Harry Carter
4:30p BELLAEROBICS – Tene Dismuke
5:30p HUSTLE LESSONS – Gilbert Evans

Festival Gallery

Fri/Sat/Sun: 12p-9p Featured Country: HAITI: Educational Installation provided by Espoir Haitian-American Organization
HAITIAN ART DISPLAY/SALE: SereNgeti Galleries
Saturda 12p-9p SHRINE OF THE BLACK MADONNA CULTURAL CENTER & BOOKSTORE — 45th Anniversary Display & “Meet the Author”
Sunday: 3p-4p QUEEN AFUA – Book Signing & Reception

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Looking forward to Seeing You On Saturday at Hart Plaza,