Omnira Institute

Preserving and extending the threads of sacred knowledge, music, and practices from West Africa to the Americas.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Mosswood Park

3612 Webster Street, Oakland, CA

  • Music

    Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, MJ's Brass Boppers with Dimensions Dance Theater, Bata drumming and singing with Awon Ohun Omnira (Voices of Freedom). Youth performers: Sister's Keeper and Dance-A-Vision. Returning Festival Emcee is Carla Service. Photo of Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir Read More
  • Food

    Freedom Farmer's Market will join the Festival for a third year. Prepared food vendors include Grace Ogbu's Panache Kitchen, Hal's Original New York Hot Dog Cart, Michael Dabney of Rainbow Italian Ice, and Milton Johnson of Kiss the Chef Catering. Photo: Sandwich from Hal's Original New York Hot Dog Cart. Read More
  • Storytelling

    Returning to the stage are storytellers Kirk Waller and Linda Wright. Photo of Kirk Waller
  • Children and Youth

    Arts and Crafts will be sponsored by Health Through Arts and will be staffed by Patanisha Williams. There will be storytelling on the main stage. Youth stage performers include Dance-A-Vision and Sister's Keeper (photo). All Festival performances are family-friendly.
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