Sandhills Sankofa Festival to Highlight African American Heritage

The Sandhills Sankofa Festival and the Art of Gospel, a family friendly event that celebrates rural African American cultural and historical heritage, will be held May 18th from 11 am – 7 pm at the Spring Lake Recreation Center.

The celebration includes performing arts, educational exhibits and food. Attendees will experience African American music from the time of slavery to the present, African dancing, drumming, storytelling and fabric art reminiscent of the continent of Africa. “Rural African American culture in the Sandhills is rich with religion, music, dance and storytelling,” says Ammie Jenkins, Executive Director, Sandhills Family Heritage Association. “All will be highlighted at this year’s event. Bring your folding chairs and stay the day.”

Follow THIS LINK for information on the performers at the Sankofa Festival and the Art of Gospel.

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