KUUMBA Festival at East Tennessee History Center
June 28, 2012 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beginning Thursday, June 28, KUUMBA kicks off at the East Tennessee History Center from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with an opening luncheon featuring Ekpe Abioto, World Renowned Artist, Percussionist, Master Storyteller & Drummer and notable musical tribute at the late Alex Haley’s funeral.
Abioto will share stories from the South and other stories from around the world.
Guests will enjoy his exciting rhythms and his soulful and melodic presentation on flute and other instruments from Africa and around the world. Musical guest Artist Kelle Jolly and The Soul Sax Trio will also be performing through out the luncheon. There will also be an artist exhibit by featured Artist Hawa Ware Johnson; owner of Palavah Hut in Knoxville, Tennessee. Hawa will be speaking about her experience as a refugee in the Liberian Civil War titled “Crossing the Cavalla”. There will be poetry, drums, dance and stilt on site.
For more information call: 865-951-2356 or visit www.kuumbafestival.com