Chihamba’s 24th Annual African-American Cultural Arts Festival events will be held in Charlottesville and Albemarle County July 25th, 26th and 27th. It is Chihamba’s mission to create events that celebrate the rich heritage of people of African ancestry and recognize their contributions to our community., the nation and the world. Our theme continues to be “Uplifting Our Community and Embracing Our World”. We invite your participation to help strengthen and maintain community and world relationships.
Participants and sponsors/supporters are offered the opportunity to receive maximum event visibility, unique marketing advantages and opportunities for community outreach. You are encouraged to participate.
Thursday, July 25th – “A Taste of Ghana”, a pallet pleasing cultural experience featuring a play, Slaves without Shackles written by Caruso Brown and performed by Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church Drama Ministry at Walker Middle School.
Friday, July 26th – “Ladies Night”, an evening for ladies only featuring fashions by Kenechi Fashions and Ador Modeling and Talent Agency, health updates, refreshments and fun at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Saturday, July 27th – “The 23rd Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival and Community Health Fair featuring live entertainment, vendors, free health screenings and exhibits in Booker T. Washington Park from 10am until 7pm. The festival events are free.