Moja Arts Festival
A celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts
and culture, the 17th annual Moja Arts Festival will be held in
Charleston September 22 through October 1, 2000. Moja is the
Swahili word for "one", and its appearance in the name refers to
the harmony in diversity that is the theme of the festival. The
wide range of events includes visual arts, classical music, jazz,
gospel, rhythm and blues, theater, poetry, storytelling, dance,
children's activities, traditional crafts, and ethnic food. An
educational component includes the Black Inventions Museum. The
popular Palmetto Invitational Band Classic, showcasing some 1,500
high school and college band musicians, returns for a fifth
appearance in 2000.
Originally submitted by: Marshall "Mark" Sanford, Representative (1st District).
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