blackartfestivalThe Colorado Black Arts Festival is this weekend!  Be sure to come by the Joda Stage on Saturday and Sunday for a great line up, including CSC friends and family!  Fara Tolno will be teaching a FREE drum class on Sunday morning at 11:00 (bring a drum), followed by a set from Kokayi Danladi and guests.

Get your tickets now for the Fara Tolno & Kissidugu Fusion CD Release Party onFara CD Release July 19, at Cleo Parker Robinson Theater in Denver’s Historic 5 Points Community!  This will be a great blend of culture and fun for the whole family.  The doors open at 5pm for a reception with food and drinks, door prizes, a silent auction, and soundscape by DJ K-Nee. The entertainment starts at 6:30, with sets from Pink Hawks, Ballet Merveilles, and Kissidugu Fusion.  Proceeds will benefit Camp Merveilles 2014, a weeklong conference retreat celebrating arts and artists from Africa and the Diaspora July 29- Aug 3, at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO.

In it’s 12th year, Camp Merveilles includes music and dance classes, workshops, evening events, and a performance featuring Ballet Merveilles, the renowned company from Guinea, West Africa. Esteemed faculty will share traditional and contemporary cultural arts with participants of all ages, identities, and abilities, and CSC will also be facilitating a Social Justice and Civic Dialogue Project.  There is still time to register and find out more!

Also be sure to check out one of the weekly MoBetta Green Markets this month, 3 different days and locations to find local produce, healing arts, artisans, and more.  CSC and friends will be regulars at all 3, keep your ear out for the drums!

If you missed CSC co-founder and director Rachael Sharp, and Urban Cipher director Phaedra High speaking about the Denver Natural Hair Care Expo with Alisha B. on KGNU’s Metro show, you can listen here and let us know what you think!

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