Oakland hosts Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival

Eastside Arts Alliance will host the 10 annual Malcolm X JazzArts Festival on Saturday, May 22 at San Antonio Park in East Oakland.

The main jazz stage features:

The line up goes through an evolution of Black music – from the beat of Africa to the blues, straight-ahead jazz, New Orleans second line and the next, newest thing with the next generation of jazz musicians, poets, dancers, and hip hop artists.

We will also be featuring dance this year with a very special tribute to Haiti by Rara Tou Limen and Traci’s Bartlow’s Starchild Dance Company.

There will also be a Soapbox Stage dedicated to Javad Jahi, an opportunity for community organizers to get their message out. The DREAM Courts featuring emerging youth artists, an all-city Graf Battle, and Kids Zone.

There will also be vendor tables featuring local arts and crafts and community-based organizations. There is also a food court with great tastes.

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