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BOB FEST 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Monday, February 6, 2012 at 9:00 PM (EST)
Africana Studies scholar Yaba Blay Ph.D. and award winning photographer Noelle Theard have launched their collaborative project, (1)ne Drop, a thought provoking look into the "other" faces of Blackness. Using the historical "one-drop rule" as a reference, Blay and Theard's project seeks to challenge the narrow, yet popular perceptions of "Blackness" through one on one conversations, essays and the personal insights of those the world over, who may not be immediately recognized, accepted or embraced as Black in our visual, racialized society. Their stories about racial identity, their connection to "Blackness" and their experiences with skin color politics juxtaposed to their vivid, personal portraits (in a photo book essay format) is just one portion of this robust, multi-tiered media campaign, which will also include intimate videos of their journeys via the www.1nedrop.com website . This evening of cultural sharing will include a few musical selections intertwined with a vivid presentation and discussion to follow, This is an event for the entire family, and promises to be the springboard for much greater dialogue and healing.
For more information www.bobfestatl.com
FRIDAY, FEB 3rd: ONE FOUNDATION @ OMENALA GRIOT AFRICAN MUSEM
HABESHA inc, www.habeshainc.org, is a non profit organization which has built a solid international reputation based on quality education to adults and youth alike in the fields of sustainable culture. HABESHA produced a celebrated documentary, BLACK TO OUR ROOTS (featured nationally on PBS), which documented the yearly program (now operating in several cities) which culminates in a life changing journey to Africa for the youthful participants. Locally, HABESHA is responsible for a number of seminal annual social activities, including the ever popular Organic Garden Fest. On this night, in a familly friendly atmosphere with optional childcare services, we team up with HABESHA for an original dancehall vibration...the way things used to be. The notion of adults having to party separate from children is strange to us in the African experience. Food, music, vendors, fellowship...LOVE. One Foundation
SATURDAY, FEB 4TH: TRENCHTOWN ROCK @ THE FIVE SPOT
International night is the longest running event in the Bob Marley Birthday celebration. This year’s lineup boasts an assortment of artists representing the pulse of African diasporic music. International night is music lovers’ paradise, featuring Atlanta’s premiere DJ’s of African and Reggae music, along with top notch musical artists and bands. This annual concert is an advertiser’s dream, merely because of the mass volume of patrons and even quadruples the amount in terms of reach.
For more info, www.bobfestatl.com
For more info, www.bobfestatl.com
SUNDAY ((NIGHT)), FEB 5TH: JAMMIN' @ CLOUD IX
On a special "Super Bowl" Sunday, the regularly awesome lineup @ SNL gets ridiculous! Live entertainment, 3 rooms of music, Hookahs, vendor market, dinner and a movie, all for FREE @ one Castleburry Hill's favorite spots. Support the vendors and check some of Atlanta's premire artists. On Feb 5th we do it extra LIVE in honor of Bob Marley. Hosted by Ms Dia
MONDAY, FEB 6TH: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!! Venue TBA
Music and sport have found a beautiful marriage in most of the world. On Bob's birthday, Feb 6th, we honor the Tuff Gong by bringing generations, races and classes together for one of Bob's CLEARLY favorite pastimes, an indoor SOCCER match. Soccer, or "Football" everywhere else in the world, is the world’s most popular sport. On Monday night, we culminate Bob Fest 2012 with sport, the hypnotic smells of Caribbean food and the pulsating rhythms of Reggae music played by Atlanta’s finest DJ’s
For updated info, www.bobfestatl.com
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