Sandhills Sankofa Festival – May 16, 2015
Spring Lake, North Carolina – The Sandhills Family Heritage Association in partnership with the Spring Lake Recreation Department will host the Sandhills Sankofa Festival and the Art of Gospel on Saturday, May 16th from 11am-6pm. The festival will feature Tabernacle of God Ministries from Dillon, SC which will provide immediate access to food for people in need through its mobile food distribution pantry. This one day event will be held at the Spring Lake Recreation Center located at 245 Ruth Street in Spring Lake, NC. This festival is a celebration of rural African American cultural heritage.
This FREE, family friendly event will feature gospel artists, various genres of African American music to include jazz, blues, and contemporary R&B. The festival is proud to showcase the local talents of accomplished vocalist Kia Williams of the Blue Violin Music Education Center, contemporary R&B musicians Soul Decree, and blues artists Puncho & Friends. The Heritage Restoration Chorale, Christian Jubilee and Johnsonville Male Chorus will help us celebrate our spiritual heritage. Come discover the fun and excitement of the Powerhouse Tumblers, a well-known exhibition team of power tumblers from Raleigh, NC. Accomplished dancer, director and choreographer Shea-Ra Nichi along with her drummers will perform a combination of folkloric dance styles. A wide array of fitness demonstrations will also be included spotlighting Zumba and line dancing. Spectators will enjoy a powerful performance by the high stepping heartbeat of Westover High School’s Power House Marching band, as their drumline kicks it up several notches. A variety of food and retail vendors will be on hand to exhibit and sell their products.
In celebration of our military community, the Honorable Judge Lou Olivera will be on hand to help thank and acknowledge soldiers, veterans and their families for their sacrifices. The 82nd Airborne Band will provide patriotic and spirit lifting performances as they seek to inspire us all.
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and their community partners will offer health and wellness screenings, exhibits and educational materials to encourage healthier communities.
Everyone is invited to come out and share in this celebration of rural African American cultural heritage.
For more information contact 910-568-5809 or 910-309-2198.