A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION OF BLACK JOY:
10th Annual Day of the Ancestors Festival of Masks
Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 2:00 PT
via Zoom & Facebook Live
The event is free and open to all. We welcome your donation to support us in uplifting Black creative expression.
This is the 10th year of Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks direct from Leimert Park, Los Angeles' African American cultural hub! Join us in an incredible celebration of 10 years honoring ancestors and uplifting the amazing artists that define our neighborhood and an international contingent of creators from across the African diaspora.
A once in a lifetime experience, come learn about and witness people of African descent coming together to connect with ancient wisdom and to showcase the power of black joy. The program has never been more important as an unapologetic display of Blackness that spotlights the creativity of artists from Leimert Park and around the world in a virtual expression of hope, solidarity and insight.
WORLD PREMIERE - 8:46, Dance of the Queen Mothers by local elder and internationally renowned choreographer Nzingha Camara
Ritual for Healing performed by SHINE MUWASI
A Virtual Tour of Leimert Park with We Love Leimert
Celebratory Performances from across the Africa diaspora - Wezi (Zambia), Kuenta (Aruba/Curacao), Adunni (Nigeria), Viviam Caroline (Brazil), Voices of Creation (Leimert Park)
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