The International Art Show of Raleigh, Featuring the Art of India.

Feb
15
Sat
2nd Annual Harnett County African American Heritage Festival @ Campbell University
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm

2nd annual African American Heritage Festival. Vendors, food, arts and crafts and much more! Gospel Fest 2020 with John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir and Christopher Ervin and Abraham’s Descendants!

The 2nd Annual Heritage Festival sponsored by the Harnett County African American Experience and the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. Harnett County Chapter.

There will be food, vendors, speakers, kidville (for the children), entertainment.

Feb
16
Sun
Harnett County African American Heritage Festival Gospel Fest @ Triton High School
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2nd annual African American Heritage Festival. Vendors, food, arts and crafts and much more! Gospel=Fest 2020 with John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir and Christopher Ervin and Abraham’s Descendants!

Feb
28
Fri
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan @ Stewart Theatre
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan @ Stewart Theatre

Attend this concert to listen to Yamato, a Japanese drumming group, play Japan’s traditional Wadaiko (Taiko) drums.  This group aims to provide a concert experience that will leave the viewer feeling happier!

Mar
6
Fri
34th Annual International Festival of Raleigh @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building and Exposition Center
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm
34th Annual International Festival of Raleigh @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building and Exposition Center

A CELEBRATION OF DANCE, FOOD, MUSIC, AND CULTURE FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

The annual International Festival of Raleigh offers 3 days of international performances, food, games, art, cultural exhibits and shopping. Over 60 Triangle ethnic communities ranging from Afghan to Vietnamese participate to showcase their cuisine, dance, and music; to share traditions and to celebrate the Triangle’s unique diversity.

Things to enjoy:

  • Main Stage: traditional and modern ethnic dances, performed by artists in authentic dress
  • Sidewalk Cafes: delicious food from around the globe.
  • Cultural Exhibits created by local ethnic communities that tell about their rich histories and traditions.
  • International Bazaar: shopping for global arts and crafts.
  • Biergarten Stage: bands and musical performances from around the world.
  • Sophia’s Corner: international games, face-painting, passport scavenger hunt, crafts, and other fun kids’ stuff.
  • Demonstration Booths: interactive demos and classes on international cooking, dance and crafts.
  • Naturalization Ceremony: new American citizens take their oath in a moving ceremony at the festival’s opening.
  • And much more…
Mar
14
Sat
Nuv Yug India Fest @ Jim Graham Building at State Fairgrounds
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
Nuv Yug India Fest @ Jim Graham Building at State Fairgrounds

Attend this festival to look at traditional Indian crafts, watch Indian dance performances, and listen to Indian music!  There will be performances by a variety of dance groups and different vendors present selling Indian goods.

Mar
16
Mon
Meklit @ Memorial Hall
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Meklit @ Memorial Hall

Attend this performance to watch Meklit perform with her distinct Ethio-jazz style!  She is know for her poetry, singing, songwriting, and composing.

Mar
26
Thu
Racial Equity Cohort Learning Series #3 – Decentering White Supremacy Culture @ ReCity Network
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Racial Equity Cohort Learning Series #3 - Decentering White Supremacy Culture @ ReCity Network

Our Foundations in Racial Equity workshop is focused on building social, political, historical and economic context around the construction of race, and help participants build a systemic, institutional and cultural analysis of racialized outcomes, all through the lens of our own racial identities, experiences, and encounters. This introductory workshop is a strongly recommended prerequisite for our other workshops.

Our Foundations in Internalized Racism workshop pushes participants to examine their own socialization and the unconscious norms, assumptions, and biases that have been ingrained in us, that perpetuate racism and uphold the system has it was designed. We will interrogate our own lived experiences and identities, build community and devise strategies for deconstructing Internalized Racial Superiority and Internalized Racial Oppression through racial identity caucusing, all while building our capacity to work towards racial equity in the spaces we occupy.

Our Decentering White Supremacy Culture workshop focuses on naming, interrogating, and challenging white supremacy as a socio-political system of domination that, while rendered invisible, controls all facets of what is deemed “normal” and “correct” in our society and in our workplaces, more specifically. Using a racial equity lens developed in sessions 1 & 2, we will define the attributes of whites supremacy culture, identify our roles as perpetrators/co-conspirators in upholding white supremacy culture as the “norm” in our environments, and begin developing strategies for decentering white supremacy culture and creating space for alternative ways of being and operating.

Mar
27
Fri
Visions for Frida Kahlo: Melissa Aldana @ Memorial Hall
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Visions for Frida Kahlo: Melissa Aldana @ Memorial Hall

Chilean jazz saxophonist, Melissa Aldana, creates a performance inspired by Frida Kahlo and magical realism.  Featuring animation by Ana María Aresti and Diego Pequeño, attend this performance for an experience that is both musically and visually stunning!

Apr
23
Thu
Kiran Ahluwalia @ Memorial Hall
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Kiran Ahluwalia @ Memorial Hall

Attend this concert to hear vocalist, Kiran Ahluwalia, perform original compositions inspired by vocal traditions from India and Pakistan!