PORTSMOUTH, Va (WAVY) — UMOJA is Kiswahili for UNITY. This group extensive gathering on the Atlantic Union Financial institution Pavilion and Pageant Park in Portsmouth combines leisure from up to date and historical artwork kinds.
This yr on the Umoja Pageant, nationally acclaimed musical company will carry out jazz, reggae, gospel, and rhythm and blues. A kids’s space incorporates video games, crafts and workshops with origins in a number of African international locations.
The competition’s closing exercise contains a gospel jubilee. The entire competition park performances are free and open to the general public.
Friday, Might 24
5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony
6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. United Souls
eight p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Plunky & Oneness
9:45 p.m. – 11 p.m. Kustom Made Band
Saturday, Might 25
2 p.m. – three p.m. Michael Clark Band
three:15 p.m. – four:15 p.m. Divas of Funk & Soul
four:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Absolute Fireplace Band
5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m. Fuzz Band
7:15 p.m. – eight:30 p.m. Rajazz
9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Dazz Band
Sunday, Might 26th
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Jo’sef Haynes & Unified
2:45 p.m. – three:15 p.m. Brian Hill & Provenance
three:30 p.m. – four:15 p.m. Patrick Riddick
four:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Kam Blue & Second Calvary Baptist Church Choir
5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Earl Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. John Foxx & Fellowship
All through the grounds, there might be distributors promoting ethnic meals, a market of sculptures, work, prints, baskets, quilts and different assorted hand-crafted wares.
Free heritage excursions on the Portsmouth Coloured Group Library Museum and the Truxtun Historic District might be obtainable to festival-goers on Saturday and Sunday.
Heritage Tour Schedule:
Come Freedom, Come
Saturday, Might 25 at 2 p.m. and four p.m.
Get pleasure from a free 60-minute go to to the Portsmouth Coloured Group Library Museum, the place celebrated actress Valerie Davis brings to life the story of slave Martha Ann Fields and the way her flight to freedom to Fort Monroe together with her eight kids affected Virginia’s historical past. Bus masses within the site visitors circle close to the Metropolis Corridor parking storage. There is a restrict of 25 passengers.
Truxtun Celebrates 100 Years
Saturday, Might 25 and Sunday, Might 26 four p.m.
The Truxtun Historic District celebrates its 100th birthday this yr. George Eason reenacts the position of an expert from the USA Housing Company, the federal company, whose objective was to supply housing for wartime manufacturing employees close to arsenals and shipyards. Bus masses within the site visitors circle close to the Metropolis Corridor parking storage. Restrict of 25 passengers.
Meet Fredrick Douglass
Sunday, Might 26 2 p.m. and four p.m.
Get pleasure from a free 60-minute go to to the Portsmouth Coloured Group Library Museum, the place historian Nathan Richardson portrays Frederick Douglass talking about his life as a slave, author and orator. Bus masses within the site visitors circle close to the Metropolis Corridor parking storage. Restrict of 25 passengers.
The Umoja Pageant is Friday, Might 24 by way of Sunday Might 26 on the Atlantic Union Financial institution Pavilion.