MOJA

Heritage Day at Marion Square

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Celebrate African-American and Caribbean culture while enjoying ethnic flavors, international artisans and regional performers in the heart of Downtown.

 

Reggae Block Dance

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Enjoy a vibrant and energetic evening filled with the sounds of Reggae. Relax and enjoy the fare from a variety of food trucks or browse goods from international artisans before you dance the night away with friends and neighbors. The lineup of Reggae artists taking the stage includes Da Gullah Rootz featuring General Top Rank’n and Ras Bonghi featuring Deighton Charlemagne and Identity.

Stick Fly

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This wickedly funny, award-winning drama tells the story of the LeVay family, an affluent, African American family, as they gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home. The two brothers bring their girlfriends home to meet their parents for the first time—at the same time. A relaxing family weekend quickly turns into a sharp discussion about race, class and identity as long standing tensions bubble under the surface reaching a boiling point when family secrets are revealed.

Stick Fly arrived on Broadway in 2012 and the Wall Street Journal called the play “A must see, fascinating, arrestingly fresh.” The New York Times calls it, “a juicy family drama” that “supplies enough simmering conflict, steamy romance and gasp-worthy revelations to satisfy just about anyone…” The play’s author, Lydia R. Diamond is an important, modern voice in American theatre today and explores themes of families, class and identity in her works.

MOJA Arts Festival: Opening Day Street Parade

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Join the celebration and feel the beat at the annual opening street parade featuring festive Carribean and African costumes, African drummers and more. Local community groups including bands, youth and school groups perform throughout. The parade begins at Marion Square and heads down King Street, turning on Market Street and ending at the US Custom House at East Bay and Market Streets.

MOJA Arts Festival Opening Reception

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Meet new people and socialize in the intimate courtyard at the Dock Street Theatre and learn more about the exciting events planned during the 2016 MOJA Festival.