JOSHUA TREE ROOTS! ROCK! REGGAE! FESTIVAL, JOSHUA TREE (CA), NOV 4TH-5TH 2016


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The Joshua Tree Roots Rock Reggae Festival (JTRRRF) is a multi-day camp-out and live music event, celebrating community and family, highlighting the arts and culture of the featured genres. At the heart of our mission, is a desire to comprehensively feed the minds, bodies and souls of humanity, encouraging education, community enrichment and connectedness to the environment.

Held in the shadows of the infamous Joshua Tree National Park, in a community internationally known for its eclectic arts and music community, the JTRRRF takes place on the grounds of the Joshua tree Community Center. Besides live music, the JTRRRF will offer a variety of presentations and exhibits aimed at stimulating attendees, including: DJs spinning the best in lounge, dub and classic reggae sounds; visual and performance artists; crafts vendors and culinary delights.

A primary focus of this year’s event, is to stimulate awareness of the community’s responsibility to nurture its youth. Accordingly, in association with Hermosa Beach based skateboard company, CALI STRONG, among event highlights, there will be a give-away of skateboards, skating equipment and back-to-school supplies.

The JTRRRF is an opportunity to soak-up positive vibrations in a positive, family friendly atmosphere. The community of Joshua Tree is located in the high desert of the magical Mojave, 50 minutes from Palm Springs, 2.5hour drive from LA, 3 from San Diego, 3.5 from Vegas, and 5 from Phoenix, at the entrance to the world renowned national park.

Thank you for your interest in the first ever Joshua Tree Roots Rock Reggae Festival.

You may purchase tickets by clicking on this link: http://www.jtrootsrockreggaefest.us/shop/

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AFRICA RISING, EAST HOLLYWOOD (CA), OCTOBER 15TH 2016


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Africa Rising 2016 is a positive family-oriented event created to uplift the continent and showcase World Music & Dance as well as Reggae and Jazz acts from Africa and the Diaspora. The event was hosted by conscious and legendary actor Isaiah Washington. He recently became the first African-American to become a Sierra-Leonese citizen on the sole basis of a DNA test. The event took place at the Ford Theatres which offered a scenic stage backdrop with its open roof, amidst Hollywood. The headliners were African Reggae Ambassador & Grammy-nominated Rocky Dawuni and legendary Marie Daulne, half of Zap Mama. The Festival also featured popular local acts such as Wondem, an Ethiopian-influenced Jazz ensemble led by Dexter Story, as well as some of the best West African and Afro-Cuban dancers and drummers in the city of Los Angeles. The event was a definite success as the venue was nearly full and the crowd had great vibes. Rocky Dawuni’s high energy, Zap Mama’s sultry’s voice, Wondem’s musical virtuosity, the great dancing and drumming, as well as Daniel Bambaata Marley’s guest appearance (Ziggy’s son) made the audience rejoice in clamor. Also Parking was only $5 in Hollywood out of all places.

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A DAY OF AFRICA IN SANTA CRUZ, SANTA CRUZ (CA), DECEMBER 17TH 2016


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Da African Village and the 418 Project would like to present a Day Of Africa, on December 17, 2016, featuring a program of five dance classes with teachers from Senegal, Congo, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Brazil and an evening performance of SambaDá with very special guests. This beautiful event is offered to the community as a fundraiser for both non-profit organizations. The 418 Project has been creating a space for global dance traditions and other arts in Santa Cruz for more than 30 years. Da African Village promotes cultural understanding between Africa and the world through music, dance and cultural exchange, as well as supporting educational programs and artists in the U.S. and in Senegal. Please join us for this very special Day of Africa.

Make sure you check Afro-Brazilian Samba-Funk-Dance group SambaDá’s last performance in Santa Cruz.

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CLICK ON THIS LINK TO PURCHASE TIX: https://www.artful.ly/da-african-village/store/events/10339

HERE IS THE CLASS SCHEDULE:

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If you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please download the vendor application, fill out and send to the address enclosed with check/money order:

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AFRICA RISING, EAST HOLLYWOOD (CA), OCTOBER 15TH 2016


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Presented by 89.9 KCRW and Afro Funke’, Africa Rising celebrates the influence and legacy of African music, culture and art. Grammy-nominated and Ghanaian-born Rocky Dawuni, co-founder of Afro Roots, brings a mix of reggae, Afrobeat, highlife and soul, for an evening of live collaboration. Wondem, an Ethiopian influenced music ensemble led by Dexter Story will be joined by Congolese-Belgian songstress Marie Daulne of world-renowned Afro pop group Zap Mama. Spinning cross-cultural dance floor sets will be Afro Funke’ resident DJs Jeremy Sole (KCRW) and Glenn Red. Drummers, dancers, visual artists and more from across the Diaspora will round out the eclectic night.

You may get additional info or purchase tickets here: http://www.rockydawuni.com/africa-rising-event-ford-theatres/

Event takes place at Ford Theatres at 7PM:

2580 Cahuenga Blvd

East Hollywood, CA 90068