San Diego Kuumba Festival

Kuumbafest is San Diego's longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage.  For more info about Kuumbafest 2019, see below.  Scroll down for information about past Kuumbafests.

 

Kuumbafest 2019: February 8 - 10 at The Lyceum

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 8

6pm - 10pm

Admission: $20/$25 for the full lineup of events on Feb 8.  Click here for tickets.

6pmOpening of African Marketplace | Live Jazz band and fine arts reception

7pm: Black National Anthem & Welcome by the AAAC | Pagentry and Power of the Royal Court | Parade of Light Honoree Ceremony | Honoring the Ancestors Parade of History | Intermission - Best Traditional Dressed; Competition and raffle drawings | Play: "Tomorrow Never Came" by Pam Woods Garcia and directed by Dajahn Blevins

 

Saturday, February 9

10am - 11pm

Admission: Varies per event, see schedule.

10am - 3pm (Free): Youth Village Upstairs in Park | Amp Opening African Marketplace | Vendors & Healthy, Active, Fit Workshops.

Located in the conference room and Underground Stage

10:30am - 12:30pm (Free): Workshops

Located in the conference room and Underground Stage

1pm - 1:45pm (Admission: $5 - Click here for tickets): Kuumba Kidz Production 

Located on the Underground Stage

2pm - 4pm (Admission: $10 - Click here for tickets): Movie Screening of Liyanna | Spoken Word, African Drum and Dance Show interactive presentation. 

Located on the Lyceum Stage

3pm-5pm (Free): Y&B Business Reception on the Underground Stage

5pm-6pm (Admission: $7): Taste of Soul (Best Tasting Food Contest) 

Located in the lobby

6pm (Admission $25 - Click here for tickets): The Scholarship Show, Tribute to Excellence in Black Drama and Music.  Musical Tribute to an artist of excellence, the great Nina Simone.  A portion of the proceeds from this show go to raise funds for seven scholarships for students going to HBUC.  

Located on the Lyceum Stage.

9pm-11pm (Admission: $15/$20 - Click here for tickets): Late Nite Live - Tribute to Harle's Apollo Theater.  Amature night.  A portion of the proceeds will provide scholarships for students attending community colleges connected to HBUC and the BB2M Reading & Empowerment Project).  

Located on the Lyceum Stage.

 

Sunday, February 10

12pm-9pm

Admission: Varies per event, see schedule.

12pm (Free): Reopening of the African Marketplace and Panel Discussion 

Located on the Underground Stage.

1pm - 2:45pm (Free): Presentation of The Grind for Healthier Lifestyles 

Located on the Underground Stage.

3pm - 5pm (Admission: $15/$12 - Click here for tickets): Dramatic Play: In the Midst of It All (God Is Still There) written and directed by Dr. Maridian Broadus.  

Located on the Lyceum Stage.

5pm - 5:45pm (Free): Workshop of Healthy Resources for Improved Eyesight.  

Located in the conference room.

6pm-8pm (Admission $15/$10 - Click here for tickets): Black 2 Excellence Dance/Movement Extravaganza.  

Located on the Lyceum Stage.

8pm - 9pm (Free): Closing Reception, Music, Socializing, Networking.  African Marketplace.  

Located in the lobby.

 


Archive of previous Kuumbafests

Kuumbafest 2018

February 22 - 25, 2018

Schedule of Events:

 
Thursday 2/22:
 
3PM - Challenge for Change Through Afrofuturism
 
Friday 2/23:
 
7PM - Night of Positive Images
 
Saturday 2/24
 
11AM - Film Screening & Interactive Afrofuturism Discussion 
 
1PM - Play "Organics: the Making of a Woman"
 
2PM - Kuumba Kidz Presents
 
3PM - Black 2 Position Step & Dance Showcase
 
6PM - Hilarious Play "Behind the Robe..."
 
9PM - Late Nite Live @ The Lyceum
 
Sunday 2/25
 
3PM - Controversial Play "He Hears Me"
 
6PM - Trust & Respect (Gospel, Jazz, & Blues)
 
 
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