The Family Village  

Each year, the African American Cultural Festival Family Village is a great place for festivalgoers of all ages to have a fun, educational, hands-on experience:

Our interactive and engaging performances have included storytellers, dance troupes, drum circles, puppeteers, fitness demonstrations, choirs, and much more.

Our Make-and-Take tent is always a popular destination, where fun and one-of-a-kind crafts are created by people of all ages.  

Our Story Corner features African American authors, publishers and illustrators, sharing their stories.   

The Family Village is a great place for the whole family to learn about African American culture and history.  

 

 


2018 FAMILY VILLAGE STAGE SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY, September 1st:

Emcee: Aya Shabu

11:30AM
African American Dance Ensemble
1:00PM
Southeast Raleigh HS Dance Company
1:30PM
Javonne Jones, Electric Violinist
2:00PM
Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart - Mike Wiley
3:00PM
Z Fitness Line Dancing Fun
3:30PM
Raleigh Rockers
4:00PM
Darkness RISING
4:45PM
Enter The World of Jazz: Ernest Turner
5:50PM
Little Miss Black North Carolina
6:00PM
Joye Movement Dance Company
6:15PM
Raleigh Rockers
6:45PM
Z Fitness Line Dancing Fun

 

SUNDAY, September 2nd:

Emcee: Aya Shabu

1:00PM
Titus II, Gospel Dance
2:15PM
Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart - Mike Wiley
3:15PM
Vendor Cook-Off Sponsored by The North Carolina Education Lottery
3:50PM
Z Fitness Line Dancing Fun
4:15PM
Africa Unplugged
5:30PM
MB Dance Co
6:15PM
Z Fitness Line Dancing Fun

 

5th ANNUAL FAMILY VILLAGE STORY TENT

In 2015, The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh & Wake County presented the first Family Village Story Tent to cultivate youth literacy and foster a love of reading. We featured African American publishers, authors and illustrators of children's books, and the Story Tent was a great success. Below are the featured companies and books for this year.  Visit the Story Tent, meet the authors, see the books, and take some home for the young people in your life!