Press Release: 12th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival

Press Release:

Announcing…
The 12th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival (BWAF)

Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018

At THE ROTUNDA • 4014 WALNUT STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104

1:00pm-9:00pm

Free all day!

All respectful persons are welcome!

All-ages, and wheelchair accessible.

About the Festival

The Black Women’s Arts Festival (BWAF) is an annual showcase of multi-media arts performances and exhibitions by self-identified black women. We have presented music, spoken word/ poetry, dance, films, theater, visual and healing arts, lectures, and more since 2003. This year’s event is brought to you by Cassendre Xavier (founder & director), Amor La Luna (producer), and support from The Rotunda, Bindlestiff Books, and individual donors.

About the Venue

The Rotunda is an acclaimed and beloved community gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change, and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods. It has been BWAF’s primary venue since our inception. Visit http://www.TheRotunda.org

Volunteers Wanted

To perform various tasks this year or next year (street team/flier distribution, online promotions/social media, graphic design, videography, stage management, and general help at the venue during the festival itself).

Please email, with “Volunteer” in the subject to: BWAFphilly(at)gmail(dot)com

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

F E S T I V A L H O U R S : 1 : 0 0 – 9 : 0 0

Saturday, September 15

1:00: DOORS OPEN

1:30: OLAKUNLE OLUDINA LIBATIONS CEREMONY

2:20: HARRIET TUBMAN BY DR. DAISY CENTURY

2:35: EGYPTIAN YOGA CLASS YEYE YOGINI

4:00: JAHZARA! & THE MOON SHADOW BAND

5:00: MASIE BLU

5:25: SERAIAH NICOLE

6:00: BROWNSUGA BREE

6:25: CASSENDRE XAVIER

7:00: SUITE FRANCHON

7:30: MADI DANGEROUSLY

7:50: ALL PEOPLE’S OPEN MIC

Sunday, September 16

1:00: DOORS OPEN

1:30: BELLY DANCING BY RISING PHOENIX

2:00: BLACK GIRL MAGIC DELAWARE

2:20: HEALTH LECTURE BY DR. SUNLIGHT LITTLE

2:40: PLAYWRIGHT/ACTING LECTURE BY CONNIE DRUMMOND

3:15: HORTICULTURE LECTURE BY CELESTE PRESTON

3:30: AFRICAN DANCING SHANA EL

4:00: TBA

4:30: GHETTOSONGBIRD & THE ROXSPLOITATION BAND

5:20: TBA

Vendors

AFIA NKOSO BRETUO: CHAKRA CHARGING NECKLACES, SOUL HEALING BATHS, CRYSTAL POUCHES, LEATHER MEDICINE BAGS, WAIST BEADS, HEALING WANDS, PENDULUMS AND APPAREL

SPIRIT FIRST FOODS: VEGAN, VEGETARIAN & RAW CUISINE

DR. SUNLIGHT LITTLE: MASSAGE TREATMENTS, ESSENTIAL OILS & MORE

POSITIVE IMAGES PRODUCTS

PAINTINGS OF AMOR LA LUNA

renaissance negresse: MUSICAL & GUIDED MEDITATION CDS; POETRY & SELF-HELP CHAPBOOKS BY CASSENDRE XAVIER http://www.cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com

DONATIONS MAKE THIS ALL POSSIBLE:

http://www.Paypal.com “Send Money” to: cxmusic@gmail.com
Direct link: http://www.paypal.me/CXInspiration

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/cxinspiration2017

Check (or US Money Order, preferred) payable to: CassEndrE Xavier

Mailing address: CX/BWAF, c/o Bindlestiff Books, 4530 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Connect with Us!

FB: @BWAFfanpage • TWITTER: @BWAFphilly • IG: @OfficialBWAFphilly

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About cassendre

aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur” (musician/writer/actress/fine artist) Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). Visit: http://cassendrexavier.com
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