2017 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts & Food Fest | Oakland
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Oakland Technical High School | 4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94609
The 4th Annual Oakland Black-Eyed Pea Festival is a celebration of African and African American culture using a cherished foodway as its theme.
Get a taste of tradition, and not just with black-eyed peas in various forms, from Hoppin’ John to salsa, but also in the form of traditional music and art.
2017 Black-Eyed Pea Festival
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm
Oakland Technical High School, 4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA
The Festival typically features traditional musicians, artists and storytellers, art and craft vendors, health information, community resource booths with health screenings, a children’s crafts area, and corporate and community sponsors.
Why a Black-Eyed Pea Festival? “The black-eyed pea is a metaphor for what is resilient, creative, and collaborative about African-American culture,” says Wanda Ravernell, Founder of the Omnira Institute in Oakland, California. Omnira’s mission is to highlight and preserve the cultural and spiritual traditions of African Americans and demonstrate how these traditions are connected to Africa and the African Diaspora.
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