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Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival - It's a family reunion

On Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, the Durham Parks and Recreation Department will host the 39th Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival at the Durham Athletic Park. The theme of this year's celebration is "It's a Family Reunion." The Festival will take place at the Durham Athletic Park on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature and eclectic mix of music and dance celebrating African American traditions. There will also be a Bimbé Market place for visual artist exhibits and many other vendors. On Sunday the festival will continue from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. with a host of jazz and gospel performances.


Agenda of the Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

Saturday, May 17, 2008 ( 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Performance Time Performer Genre
1-1:20 p.m. Opening  
1:30-1:50 p.m. Wisdom Spoken Word
1:55-2:35 p.m. Rootsie Blues
2:40-3:25 p.m. Veeda Neo Soul
3:40-4:40 p.m. Official Opening
Ceremony - Procession
of Elders-AADE
4:50-5:40 p.m. Pierce Freelon
(Beast Reality)
5:55-6:45 p.m. JamRock Reggae
7-7:50 p.m. Bull City Syndicate Rhythm-Blues, Funk
8-9:45 p.m. National Recording
Artist E.U.
Go-Go Band

Sunday May 18, 2008 (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Performance Time Performer Genre
1-1:30 p.m. Tay Clemons Contemporary Gospel
1:40-2:20 p.m. Ron Baxter - Kim Arrington Jazz
2:30-3:10 p.m. Generations Jazz
3:20-4:10 p.m. Fruits of Labor Freedom Songs
4:20-5 p.m. Cynthia Jones Gospel
5:10-6 p.m. Bobby Hinton Jazz

*Will L. Comedy, Gospel comedian, will perform in between sets.


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