The 2016 AfroSolo Arts Festival

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I love the diversity of San Francisco’s art and music scene and while it’s no New York, I am always surprised by new organizations I learn about who are trying to make the world a better place. Introducing the AfroSolo Theatre Company whose mission is to nurture, promote, and present African American and African Diaspora art and culture through solo performances and the visual arts. They’ve been around since 1993 to give an authentic voice to the diverse experiences of Black people in the Americas. Through art, they bring people of different ethnicities together to explore and share the human spirit that binds us all. Love it!

This year, they are celebrating their 22nd season for their Arts Festival, which will take place from August – November 2016. Their theme this year? “Black Matters!”

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They chose “Black Matters!” because it can be broadly interpreted and expressed and this latitude will provide their artists the freedom to embrace diversity and give voice to all of our varied experiences through theatre, dance, music, poetry, as well as the visual and literary arts.

Although still in development, the festival will consist of a free jazz concert, a visual art exhibit, and their seminal Black Voices: Our Stories, Our Lives Series, Project Empowerment, a youth inspired initiative plus more.

In additions to the festival, they will continue developing their Project Empowerment initiative that includes: a) an anthology of letters written by Black men to uplift, inspire and motivate young Black men and boys to successfully transcend youth to adulthood, b) a mentorship program and c) a guide on having a successful police stop.


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