News about 53rd St. in Hyde Park, Chicago

7th Annual Harambee Art and Craft Music Festival comes to 53rd Street this weekend - Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27

The upcoming free Harambee Art and Craft Music Festival will have something for everyone to enjoy with a full lineup of arts, crafts, fashion, and music at Nichols Park at 1355 E. 55th Street on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, from 12-8 p.m. both days.

The event is community supported by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Hyde Park Produce, Kilimanjaro International Inc., Pockets, and The Sit Down Cafe & Sushi Bar, and sponsored in part by filmmaker Daryl Brown, fashion design company Reinments of Power, and Allen Paintings.

Harambee, a Kenyan tradition, means “all pull together” in Swahili. All proceeds will go toward the creation of summer youth jobs and scholarships to study abroad in various countries in Africa.

Musical performers will include Bantu Man, Felena Bunn & Friends, Jazz Experience, Super Tribe, Mike Dangeroux & The Tropic, and The Talking Drum.

Festival-goers are encouraged to bring chairs.

For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/478548932525548/

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