Harry Belafonte launches “Many Rivers to Cross” Social Justice Music and Arts Festival


On October 1 and 2, 2016, Sankofa—a social justice organization spearheaded by singer Harry Belafonte—will host the inaugural “Many Rivers to Cross” Social Justice Music and Arts Festival. Taking place in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia (just outside of Atlanta) “Many Rivers to Cross” is set to be the largest music and arts festival dedicated to social justice. See Washington Post article below (and visit Sankofa.org).

Harry Belafonte will launch a racial and social justice festival in October with the inaugural event featuring appearances and performances from actors Chris Rock and Jesse Williams and musicians John Legend and Common.

Belafonte announced Thursday that Sankofa.org, his social justice organization, will put on the “Many Rivers to Cross” music and arts festival on Oct. 1-2 in the Atlanta suburb of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The event will promote advocacy and awareness around urgent human rights issues.

Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, Public Enemy, Danny Glover, Dr. Cornel West, Michelle Alexander and Estelle will also participate in the two-day festival. More performers and entertainers will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the festival go on sale July 29. Belafonte founded Sankofa.org in 2013.

[Photo above:  (Steffi Loos, Associated Press)]

For full original article, see https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/harry-belafonte-launches-social-justice-music-festival/2016/07/14/c25bf56e-49fb-11e6-8dac-0c6e4accc5b1_story.html

One thought on “Harry Belafonte launches “Many Rivers to Cross” Social Justice Music and Arts Festival

  1. As of yesterday, there were no permits issued for this event according to city officials. This is the venue where Tomorrow World was held and a little rain turned it into a nightmare. I can’t imagine the city will allow an event of this size to take place unless significant changes have been made.

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