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African Festival of the Arts


The African Festival of the Arts features performances on three stages at Washington Park, 51st and Cottage Grove. Daily admission is $10, $5 for children and seniors. A daily family pass for two adults and four children under 12 is $30, as is an adult pass good for all four days of the festival. For more information call 773-955-2787 or go to


Dee Parmer Main Stage

4:00 Spirit

6:15 Trizonna McClendon

7:00 Lou Hayes with the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band

:30 S.O.S. Band

Family & World Music Stage

5:00 Ron Carter

6:30 Boukman Eksperyans

Hip-Hop Stage

7:30 B-Boy Battle

:30 Slick Rick


Dee Parmer Main Stage

1:00 Carl Brown

2:15 Nanette Frank

3:45 Donald Byrd

5:00 Roy Ayers, Jean Carne, Ronnie Laws, Lonnie Liston Smith, Bobbi Humphrey, Jon Lucien

6:45 Delirio do Samba with Samba 1

:30 Dionne Farris, Caron Wheeler & Carl McIntosh

Family & World Music Stage

5:45 Plena Libre

7:00 Kanda Bongo Man

Hip-Hop Stage

3:45 Iomos Marad

4:00 Slum Village

6:10 Amina

6:25 SB

6:50 Kool Moe Dee

7:40 Guru


Dee Parmer Main Stage

12:30 Bethany Pickens

3:30 911 Latin Street Dance

5:00 Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra

6:30 Lou Donaldson

:00 George Clinton/Funkadelics

Family & World Music Stage

5:30 Roland Brown

6:45 Thomas Mapfumo (see the Treatment)

Hip-Hop Stage

4:50 Lyrisis

5:05 Kyeote

5:20 Omen

5:32 Jeff Jones

5:45 Profound

6:05 Primeridian

7:30 Rhymefest


Dee Parmer Main Stage

1:00 Trinity United Church of Christ Women's Choir

2:30 Temora

4:00 Chicago Baraks

5:30 Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Band with James Heath, James Moody, Roy Hargrove, Claudio Roditi, Cyrus Chestnut, Gary Smulyan, and others

7:00 Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

:00 Tony Toni Tone

Family & World Music Stage

4:15 Tammie McCain

5:30 Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits

6:45 Soukous Stars

Hip-Hop Stage

4:20 Mass Hysteria

4:35 Dre Cagney

4:50 Honey S

5:02 Pugslee Atomz

5:22 Jrunk Unklz

5:47 Mikeflo

6:17 Qualo

7:05 Little Brother

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