There’s still time to enjoy one of South Carolina’s most unique and vibrant festivals. The MOJA Arts Festival
continues now through Sunday.
This annual celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts and Culture, now in its 28th year, is always a highlight of Charleston’s
fall season and this year is no exception. MOJA offers a wide range of events: visual arts, dance, music, traditional crafts, ethnic food, storytelling, theatre and more.
“Moja” is a Swahili word meaning “one.” It’s a fitting title for a festival that explores the rich diversity of cultures in the Charleston community and their contributions to the arts.
Even though we are now a week into the festival there is still a plethora of events for you to enjoy.
Today, the renowned dance troupe, Philadanco
(the Philadelphia Dance Company) will perform at MOJA’s Dance Gala at the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. Joan Myers Brown founded Philadanco in 1970 to create opportunities for Black dancers. Since then the company has famous for its artistic integrity, innovation, and commitment to enriching the African-American dance community. Tickets are a bargain at $19.
The festival will close on Sunday with the MOJA Finale, which will take place from 4 to 9:30 p.m. in Hampton Park. This free event will be a full-blown celebration. Traditional African-American and Carribean crafts and food vendors will be joined by a full lineup of musicians. Tropical Steel Vibes
will provide a Carribean soundtrack, and Oscar Rivers and Company
will sing cool jazz, R&B and Blues.
The weekend also will include additional musical performances, poetry readings, spoken word and more. Click here
for a complete schedule of events and to buy tickets.