2012 MOJA Festival Preview

The 29th Annual MOJA Festival kicks-off in Charleston on September 27th (this Thursday) and will continue on until October 7th. The festival celebrates African-American and Caribbean Arts and many of the events are FREE.

MOJA’s official site says the festival will “include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more.”

There are MANY events, so be sure to see the detailed schedule on the official site.

In the meantime, here is a small sampling of what the MOJA Festival offers:

9/27/12 - Opening Reception - Dock Street Theatre

9/27/12 - Swahili Workshops - Palmetto Academy

9/28/12 - 9/30/12 – Harold Smith Appreciation Tennis Tournament - St. Andrew's Parks and Playground

9/28/12 – Carribean Street Parade - Brittlebank Park

9/28/12 - Reggae Block Dance - Brittlebank Park

9/29/12 - Heritage Day at the Charleston Farmer's Market - Marion Square

9/29/12 - An Evening of Jazz Under the Stars with Will Downing - Family Circle Stadium

9/30/12 - Gospel Concert - Trinity United Methodist Church, Meeting Street

10/1/12 - Children's Programs at the Library - Charleston County Public Library

10/3/12 - Historic Site Designation - Ebenezer AME Church, Nassau Street

10/3/12 - MOJA Block Party with Daniel D - Charleston Housing Authority, Meeting Street

10/4/12 - Classical to Contemporary with Seth Gilliard - City Gallery at Waterfront Park

10/5/12 - 4th Graders Read Out - Various

10/6/12 - Community Tribute Luncheon - Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

10/6/12 - The Charleston Police Boxing Club Annual MOJA Cup - Arthur W. Christopher Community Gymnasium

10/6/12 - R&B Concert featuring MAZE, Frankie Beverly and JOE - Johnson Hagood Stadium

10/7/12 - MOJA Finale - Hampton Park