Monday, September 10, 2012

2012 MOJA schedule includes plenty of music, family events

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM

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The city’s Office of Cultural Affairs posted MOJA’s 2012 schedule online last week. The festival, which celebrates African-American and Caribbean arts, is scheduled for Sept. 27-Oct. 7.

As in previous years, there are seven different categories of events planned, with music being the beefiest. Musicians like jazz artist Will Downing, opera singer Denyce Graves, The Choraliers Music Club, and MAZE will perform throughout the fest, and you’ll also find annual events like the Caribbean Street Parade and the Reggae Block Party.

City Gallery’s exhibit Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore is a hub of many visual arts events and lectures, and there will also be exhibits at Synergy Studios on Johns Island and at the Art Institute of Charleston. This year’s official poster artist is James Denmark. In the theater department, Art Forms and Theatre Concepts are performing The Trial Of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise And Safreeta at the Dock Street.

There’s lots more happening, so check out the full schedule at mojafestival.com.

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