2021 OSUN FESTIVAL

Updated: Jul 29

Despite the pandemic, Manga African Dance will hold the annual Osun Festival event. The festival will be outdoor and the forum is extending to virtual format to allow more peolpeto participate from their homes, the indoor capacity being limited. To keep the audience's attention, we are working in collaboration with Volume.com, a vitual platform to presente a series of conversations.

Step 1 STAY CONNECTED WITH OUR CONVERSATIONS

Follow us on Volume.com/mangadance for a series of conversations about Osun festival. Free Admission. (Save the dates and join us)

  • Introduction of Osun: Thursday, July 29 @ 5-6pm

  • Interview with Praise Ekeng/Shango: Thursday, August 12 @ 5-6pm

  • Manga African Dance Osun Festival and the Community: Thursday, August 26 @ 5-6pm

  • Ticket, donation info, and more: Thursday, September 9 @ 5-6pm

  • Matinee performance preview, and meet the performers: Friday, September 17 @ 10am


Step 2 Registration for the forum and ticket sale

The forum is accessible on Zoom streaming (virtual). Link provided in the Google form.

TICKETS for concert available for purchase at Manga website & Eventbrite September 18




REMARKS


Thank you, Fulton County Arts and Culture and the board of commissioners, Georgia Council for the Arts, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta Mayor's Office, South Arts, Little Five Points Community Center, and Volume through Ben Holst for your continued support.


A special thanks to commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr. of District 5 from the Fulton board of commissioners, and to the logistics department for granting us a magnificent stage.


A special thanks to our remarkable panel for their dedication and continued participation in Osun Festival, every year.

Baba Will Esuyemi Coleman, PH.D. ( moderator)

Chief Alani

Baba Earnest Dunkley,

Yeye OyeBimpe


Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge our supports.


"This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of theGeorgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency

- the National Endowment for the Arts."



Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioner.


Funding provided (or funded in part) by a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.


"This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs"