Develop Africa Visits Kuumba Festival
Representatives from Develop Africa had the opportunity to occupy a booth a a local festival - Kuumba Festival at the Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN on June 30th 2007. The festival was well attended and representatives had the opportunity to share the vision of Develop Africa and its activities with members of the community. Kuumba stands for creativity.
From the festival website (http://www.kuumbafesttn.com):
"The Kuumba Festival (KUUMBA) was started in 1989 by local Knoxville artists and community activists who were looking to showcase local African American art and artists therefore sharing, educating and exposing rich cultural art forms to the Knoxville community.
KUUMBA Festival is located in three primary locations including: Knoxville Museum of Art, Market Square/ Downtown
and Chilhowee Park. It serves as the largest African American Cultural Arts Festival in East Tennessee. The festival is a four-day, four night multi-event celebration with more than 200 entertainers performing on three stages, live demonstrations, and serviced by more than 100 crafts people and food vendors.
KUUMBA allows the African American Appalachian Arts, Inc (AAAA) to reach out and to service the Greater Knoxville community through the offering of its cultural arts activities. Approximately 15,000 people attend the citywide event."