2018 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts & Food Fest | Oakland
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Oakland Technical High School | 4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94609
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The 2018 Oakland Black-Eyed Pea Festival is a celebration of African and African American culture using a cherished foodway as its theme.
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.
2018 Black-Eyed Pea Festival
Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 11 am to 6 pm
Oakland Technical High School, 4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA
This year’s festival features Awon Ohun Omnira (of course) and Harpist from the ‘Hood Destiny Muhammad, The Jamming Nachos and Fua Dia Congo. Dimensions Dance Theatre and veterans MJs Brass Boppers are returning, plus the headliner, the Fabulous Miss Faye Carol.
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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