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2012 MOJA Festival Preview

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The 29th Annual MOJA Festival kicks-off in Charleston on September 27th (this Thursday) and will continue on until October 7th. The festival celebrates African-American and Caribbean Arts and many of the events are FREE.

MOJA’s official site says the festival will “include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more.”

There are MANY events, so be sure to see the detailed schedule on the official site.

In the meantime, here is a small sampling of what the MOJA Festival offers:

9/27/12 – Opening Reception – Dock Street Theatre

9/27/12 – Swahili Workshops – Palmetto Academy

9/28/12 – 9/30/12 – Harold Smith Appreciation Tennis Tournament – St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground

9/28/12 – Carribean Street Parade – Brittlebank Park

9/28/12 – Reggae Block Dance – Brittlebank Park

9/29/12 – Heritage Day at the Charleston Farmer’s Market – Marion Square

9/29/12 – An Evening of Jazz Under the Stars with Will Downing – Family Circle Stadium

9/30/12 – Gospel Concert – Trinity United Methodist Church, Meeting Street

10/1/12 – Children’s Programs at the Library – Charleston County Public Library

10/3/12 – Historic Site Designation – Ebenezer AME Church, Nassau Street

10/3/12 – MOJA Block Party with Daniel D – Charleston Housing Authority, Meeting Street

10/4/12 – Classical to Contemporary with Seth Gilliard – City Gallery at Waterfront Park

10/5/12 – 4th Graders Read Out – Various

10/6/12 – Community Tribute Luncheon – Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

10/6/12 – The Charleston Police Boxing Club Annual MOJA Cup – Arthur W. Christopher Community Gymnasium

10/6/12 – R&B Concert featuring MAZE, Frankie Beverly and JOE – Johnson Hagood Stadium

10/7/12 – MOJA Finale – Hampton Park

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