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African Culture Takes Center Stage in Midtown for the 2016 African World Festival!

Posted: 08/19/16

This weekend marks the 34th annual African World Festival (AWF). The highly anticipated event is the signature community program for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. It will feature performances, poetry, arts and crafts, African drumming and dance, hundreds of vendors, ethnic foods, and events for all ages. Over 150,000 people are expected to attend the free three-day festival, which will run from 11 am-11pm daily.
This year, festival attendees will kick off this spectacular weekend with a special After Work Affair performance from 90’s R & B singer, Al. B Sure, courtesy of Clear Channel Communication’s local station, Mix 92.3 FM on Friday from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on the main stage.Saturday evening, get ready to be lifted with a performance by two of Detroit’s legendary Grammy Award winning Gospel artists Dorinda Clark-Cole and Karen Clark Sheard. Closing out the weekend on Sunday will be the Afropop Collective featuring Yong Flo, Abead and Tosin. Throughout the weekend attendees can also take advantage of health care screenings, various lectures, book signings and even a classic car show. This year also sees the introduction of “Green Festival” as AWF becomes one of the most environmentally conscious festivals in the city. This year they will feature bike valet, complimentary solar powered cellphone charging stations, recycling, community gardening demonstrations & more.
Follow the beat of the drums and head to the Charles H. Wright Museum this weekend for some culture and fun. For more information please visit Charles H. Wright Museum’s website for more information www.thewright.org or call 313.494.5800.

 

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Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ridership is on and there will be some adjustments to how you navigate the corridor. Please join M-1 RAIL for an important community conversation to learn about QLINE operations, testing schedule and the launch of our public safety education campaign.

This special CAC meetings will cover driving, cycling and walking along the Woodward Corridor, as we all now share the road. There will be a light dinner served and children’s activities will be available. There will also be sign language interpretation services available for community members who are deaf or hard of hearing. This meeting is open to ALL.

For more information and to RSVP please contact the M-1 RAIL Community Relations department at 313-483-8077 or via email at info@m1rail.org.
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March 9, 2017, 5:30pm - March 9, 2017, 6:39pm

Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ride...

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