Home / Today in Milwaukee / African World Festival

African World Festival

Today @ Henry Maier Festival Park, noon

Aug. 6, 2011
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest
The African World Festival has fallen on tough times in recent years, as financial difficulties forced organizers to scrap the three-day festival in 2008 and 2009. It returned last year as a daylong event, and keeps that format this year. What it lacks in length, though, the event makes up for with a remarkably rich lineup of jazz, blues, funk and gospel. Among the headliners are Charlie Wilson, the former singer for The Gap Band who has reinvented himself as a solo artist and hip-hop hook singer; jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers; jazz flutist Najee; and soul singer Clarence Carter, of “Strokin'” infamy.

Poll

Wisconsin’s Republican-led Legislature voted to expand the state’s school voucher program. Should taxpayer money be used to fund private, religious schools?

Getting poll results. Please wait...