LA EVENTS: Black Festivals This Weekend!!!!

Leimert Park Music and Art Festival & the Black Music & Art Festival!

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LA Babies, it’s been a few years since we lost our beloved summertime African Marketplace, but it seems that festival has been resurrected into two festivals this Labor Day Weekend! Join me in supporting the Leimert Park┬áMusic and Art Festival taking place September 3 -5, 2011 in Leimert Park Village. Activities to include free live performances, vendor booths, health screenings, dance classes, and food demonstrations among other activities the whole family can enjoy! For those needing a date night, check out “Leimert Park After Dark”, where films and live performances will be playing around Leimert after 6pm. Artists slated to perform include:


Azar Lawrence

Barbara Morrison

Kamasi Washington and the Next Step


Wali Ali

Also taking place this weekend is the Black Music and Art Festival. Located where the original African Marketplace once was, at Rancho Cienega Park is at 5001 Rodeo Road, adjacent to Dorsey High School, Los Angeles, California 90016. This is a three-day mega event to attract over 3,000 people, per day from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds from the Greater Los Angeles area. The festival will include a large music stage hosted by 102.3 KJLH Radio featuring Smooth Jazz, Blues, Reggae, R& B, Old School, Spoken Word and African Drumming and Dance. Artists slated to perform include:

Lalah Hathaway
Karen Briggs/Patrice Rushen Duo
Mark Allen Felton/ Saxophonist
Marguerat Carter/ Blues
Najite/ Fela African Music
Wadada/ Reggae
Renaissance/ Doo Wop
Agape International Choir
A Tribute to Gil Scott Heron
Mark Woods of Lakeside
Donnie BofSlave

Come out and support our community! See you there!

3 Comments on "LA EVENTS: Black Festivals This Weekend!!!!"

  1. Sherrell Sep 1, 2011 · 9:19 am

    Dang, I had no idea they were both going on this weekend. I thought they would merge the two events. Well, it’s not a bad thing to have more than one option in our community! Let’s go!

  2. Amaechina Sep 9, 2011 · 1:54 pm

    Thanks for the promotion. A whole lot of folks showed up. Hope you came out and enjoyed yourself. Please save the date, September 1-3 for 2012.

    • kclehman Sep 9, 2011 · 2:42 pm

      You are welcome! I did and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. So glad to have this event back in our community. Thanks for your hard work – it is greatly appreciated!

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