September 2, 2015

Kunte Kinte Festival - Come to Africa

Saturday, September 26th
10 am to 7 pm FREE!
Susan Campbell Park - City Dock Children’s crafts, dress-ups, drumming. Live entertainment throughout the day. Marketplace for clothing, jewelry, drums. Free parking at 19 St. John Street from Rowe Blvd, turn east at Calvert St.
The remarkable history of Maryland includes its being the entry for nearly 100,000 Africans in the century before the American Revolution. Kunta Kinte was one of these unwilling immigrants, arriving on September 29, 1767 in the port of Annapolis where he was sold to a Virginia planter. His descendent, Alex Haley, learned of him through family storytelling which he turned into a bestselling book: Roots, the Saga of an American Family. The Kunta Kinte Festival takes us back to enjoy the rhythms and beauty of a Gambian village, honoring his ceaseless wish to hold tightly to his culture.