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Family Day/Culture Fest Intersecting Disciplines Pan African Film Series Panel Presentation: Power of Music 24 NextGen Artist 26 Move/Dance! Program

4 Greetings from NBAF Executive

Director 6 About NBAF 32 Staff and Professional Team 34 Board of Directors


Cover Design: Troy Lipscomb, TLDCO 2017 NBAF Official Performance Guide Published by Gregg Daugherty, Atlanta ShowGuide Inc. Designed by Kellie Frissell

30 2017 NBAF Gala 36 NBAF Donors & Sponsors 38 Support NBAF

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A LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Vikki Millender-Morrow NBAF has been part of the rich fabric of Atlanta’s cultural experience for 29 years, providing programs and experiences to EDUCATE, ENRICH and ENTERTAIN generations of art lovers. NBAF started as a summer festival that drew thousands of artists, Atlantans and visitors to our beautiful city to celebrate artists of African descent and the richness of their art. It was always one of the most enjoyable experiences of the summer season. Through the years, we have also worked to develop the next generation of artists by delivering art education programs in our public schools— our Move/Dance! and NextGen Artist programs. The National Endowment for the Arts has confirmed that at-risk students who have access to the arts tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement. Move/Dance! addresses the whole child—supporting, expanding and improving each one’s creativity, talent, knowledge, academics and health. We encourage the aspirations of students while supporting the schools’ academic goals. The new NextGen Artist program will affirm what national studies have proven, that nurturing creativity through access to the arts, art experiences and hands-on art-making is the pathway to unlocking our full human potential, an opportunity that may well be missed by youth who live in underserved communities. As the new leader of NBAF, I am thrilled to follow the many inspiring leaders and board members who have built this wonderful organization over the years. NBAF will continue presenting to our audiences the beauty of our very rich and varied culture, expressed through the work of VISUAL ARTISTS, FILMMAKERS, ACTORS, MUSICIANS and DANCERS. What also endures is our commitment to inspire our youth and the next generation of artists. As we anticipate our 30th anniversary in 2018, this year’s theme—World Music—is so appropriate, echoing our very first outdoor festival. We begin our 2017 Season with an outdoor festival on Auburn Avenue on September 23, celebrating the richness of African music and dance. We continue at Emory on September 26 with a film screening of the Pan-African Film Festival 1969, followed by a panel discussion to reflect on how this event influenced festivals like the NBAF. We end the week in Castleberry Hill on September 30 at the ZuCot Gallery, one of our city’s newest African American owned and operated art galleries, by showcasing many African American visual artists while listening to young musicians play music of various genres. Beginning the week with the past and ending with a focus on the future……as we should. October 24-25 will see another film screening at Emory—One Voice featuring Douglas Turner Ward and on November 5, we conclude our season with a panel presentation on the Social, Political Resistance and Healing: The Power of Music at the First Congregational Church. We hope you will celebrate with us this fall and join us throughout 2018 as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and bring back the Artists Market at an outdoor festival on July 7th and 8th at Piedmont Park! Visit for updates and more details. Vikki Millender-Morrow President &CEO


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WHAT NBAF IS ALL ABOUT NBAF: The Oldest Multidisciplinary Arts Organization in the US NBAF was founded by the Fulton County Arts Council under the guidance of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners in Atlanta, Georgia. The organization has built a proud reputation as the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the United States focused exclusively on the arts and Louis artists of African descent. NBAF was established with the first festival in Eichelberger 1988 after a study commissioned two years earlier by Michael Lomax, then Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Over the years, NBAF has featured acclaimed artists Maya Angelou, Wynton Marsalis, The O’Jays, Toni Blackman, The Manzari Brothers, Pearl Cleage, Harolyn Blackwell, Varnette Honeywood, Spike Lee, Katherine Dunham, Harry Belafonte, among many others. Our theme of World Music has allowed us to showcase a variety of genres, including African drumming, Afrobeat, Caribbean steel pan, reggae, soca and calypso, Afro-Cuban jazz, among other forms of music that have emerged from African musical traditions. You will have the opportunity to experience all of this in everything from our Gala to our 2017 season.

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As we look towards our 30th year, we are honored to continue providing platforms for fun and enriching programs, workshops, and festivals that continue to lift up our artist of all ages. Move/Dance - 2015-16 Scholarship Recipients and NBAF Program Director

2017 Emerging Talent Award Winners


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DI F F E RENCE MAKERS SI NCE 1892. We make the experience, we make the difference. Grady extends its care to everyone; yes, even you. We are Atlanta’s only nationally verified Level 1 trauma center, the city’s only verified burn center, and we house the state-of-the-art Correll Cardiac Center and the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center which has set the standard in stroke care. We’re true innovators. And not only are we leading the field in medical treatment and education, but compassion as well. That is what makes us proud to be called difference makers.

FAMILY DAY CULTURE FEST Giwayen Mata Powerful! describes the magnificent experience of seeing the “Elephant leaders of women�, of GIWAYEN MATA on stage playing instruments once held sacred only for initiated priests. Continuing the rich African traditions of drumming and dancing, GIWAYEN MATA, articulates traditional West African rhythms on djembe, sangban, kenkeni, dununba

drums and sekere. To the delight of our audiences and the pleasure of our ancestors we perform a repertoire filled with original and inspired works. Enjoy all this as you explore GIWAYEN MATA. For more info visit Family Day Culture Fest Saturday, September 23 (11 AM-5PM) Auburn Avenue Historic District Stage


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Once on This Island Sept 14 – Oct 1, 2017

Tenderly January 11 – 28, 2018

Buddy Holly April 12 – 29, 2018 Book tickets early for best prices! Tons of FREE parking

770-641-1260 At the Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest St. Roswell GA 30075

FAMILY DAY CULTURE FEST up to 24 members and many band members are related, children, parents and grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles all perform together. Noteworthy performances include the 2016 half time performance for the Atlanta Hawks’ Caribbean Night at Philips Arena, and Caribbean carnivals in Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Houston, TX, Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Bowl parade.

PanSonics Steelband PanSonics Steelband was established in 2005 and started as a Pan Academy within the Antigua and Barbuda Association of Georgia to promote Caribbean culture through music. The band plays various genres of music including Calypso, Reggae, Gospel, R & B, and Jazz. They perform at various functions such as carnival parades, banquets, weddings, church services and other social events.

Festival performances include the Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon Georgia, Dogwood Festival in Atlanta, Caribbean Day festival in Knoxville, TN, and Atlanta International Market Night Festival. PanSonics Steelband was also invited to perform at the Andrew J. Young International Leadership Award Gala in Atlanta. Mr. Vere Henry is the Musical Director, and the band is based in Jonesboro, Georgia.

The PanSonics Steelband is a multigenerational band with members that range from high school and university, up to very experienced musicians who love to play the pans. The have passed down their expertise to the next general. PanSonics band has


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FAMILY DAY CULTURE FEST SolRizing SolRizing Band is a sultry all-female reggae band that merges the influences of reggae greats like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Rita Marley, and Sister Nancy with the soul singing of reggae and R&B crooners like Tanya Stephens, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Patra. SolRizing takes you on a journey of love, upliftment, heartbreak, survival, community, spirituality, and redemption. You will get lost in the black woman magic as they weave a spell of feelgood rhythms, melodic instrumentation, and intoxicating harmonies that will engage and revitalize your soul. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, this dynamic group has roots that range from islands of Bermuda, the blues of Memphis, the jazz of Richmond, and the dirty south of Atlanta. This beautiful combo mixes to make a reggae stew of goodness that will

keep you full from the beginning to the end. SolRizing has had the opportunity to grace the stage with such Reggae greats as the Grammy Nominated Pato Banton at the historic Royal Peacock. They have played to sold out crowds at Atlanta’s Famous Wednesday WindDown sharing the stage with Spragga Benz, as well as Pressure Busspipe. They have also headlined at St. James Live, The Apache, and played at many of Atlanta’s Caribbean Festivals. For more info visit us at www.


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Directed by Kenny Leon

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Zucot Gallery’s Feature Artist Jamaal Barber

GALLERY SERIES “Intersecting Disciplines: Visual Arts/ Music” Saturday, September 30 (5 PM – 7 PM) ZuCot Gallery The NBAF’s Gallery series invites art enthusiasts to the ZuCot Gallery on September 30th. Light refreshments provided with an exhibit tour and artist talk. The gallery visit will offer participants unique experiences that this year intersects the visual arts with music. “Pop-up” musical performances by young/emerging performers will feature different musical genres. The ZuCot Gallery which features the contemporary art of African American artists is located in the historic Castleberry Hill district near the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


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INTERSECTING DISCIPLINES: VISUAL ARTS/MUSIC Meaningful Fine Art at ZuCot Gallery ZuCot Gallery is one of the largest African-American art galleries in the southeast. We specialize in fine art from some of today’s most thought provoking Artists and strongly believe that “what you choose to hang on your wall is a reflection of you... your thoughts, your values, your story”.

that fosters dialog and inspires creativity.

Our mission to help individuals acquire fine art has taken us further than just art collecting. We have established ourselves as educators to the community by hosting and working with public schools, social organizations, and corporations as they explore and attempt to understand today’s social issues through the eyes of an artist. Art helps to teach lessons that are not taught in school, it helps to open minds, and show perspective. We open our gallery to events hosted by social organizations and top corporations in an effort to create an environment

As a gallery we use our space to invite everyone in. No pretensions here. You can be a novice to art and collecting, or you can be a patron of the arts, and feel welcome at our gallery. Everyone can learn with programs such as our Art Tastings and Artist Talks. We are passionate about our Artists and our Art, you will find only the best with us. See you at ZuCot Gallery soon! For more information please visit us at Our hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 1pm – 4pm. We have free parking in the parking deck: 330 Chapel Street, Atlanta GA 30313 404-380-1040


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INTERSECTING DISCIPLINES Brianna Robinson and Louis Eichelberger Brianna Robinson, and Louis Eichelberger, are the violinist with the SINFO-NIA Youth Orchestra, and will provide selections at the ZuCot Gallery event during this pop-up musicians event. Youthful and accomplished, Brianna and Louis’ repertoire is befitting NBAF’s ‘world music’ theme.  Briana Robinson, music and biochemistry graduate of Agnes Scott, and Louis Eichelberger, violin performance graduate of Morehouse College include as part of their performance repertoire Franz Shubert and Bach Movement solos, jazz standards, bossa nova rhythms, and R&B classics.  

“Intersecting Disciplines: Visual Arts/Music” Saturday, September 30 5 PM – 7 PM ZuCot Gallery 330 Chapel Street Atlanta GA 30313 404-380-1040


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PAN AFRICAN FILM SERIES Black Music of the World: Tools of Revolution and Reclamation Collaboration between NBAF, First Congregational Church, and Emory University Film Screening: William Klein’s “The Pan African Festival of Algiers (1969” Panel discussion with Ed Spriggs, Kathleen Cleaver, and Michael Harris Moderated by Pellom McDaniels III, curator of African American Collections Event by Fahamu Pecou

Algiers Pan-African Festival is a documentary shot in 1969 during the first edition of the Festival. William Klein follows the preparations of this “Opera from the Third World”, the rehearsals, and the concerts. He blends images of interviews made with writers and advocates of the freedom movements with stock images, thus allowing him to touch on such matters as colonialism,

neocolonialism, colonial exploitation, the struggles and battles of the revolutionary movements for independence, and African culture.

FILM SERIES/SCREENING The Pan African Festival of Algiers (1969) Tuesday, September 26 (6:30 PM) Emory University Campus The film is The Pan African Festival of Algiers (1969) by William Klein Screening and post-screening conversations with scholars about the first Pan-African Cultural Festival, the most notable cultural events in Africa. Each African country represented their culture through song and dance through the streets.

One Voice Tuesday, October 24 & Wednesday, October 25 Emory University Campus The film is One Voice featuring Douglas Turner Ward


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POWER OF MUSIC PANEL PRESENTATION PANEL PRESENTATION “Social, Political Resistance and Healing: The Power of Music” Sunday, Nov 5 (3 PM) First Congregational Church (in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the church celebrations) Local ethnomusicologists, scholars and practicing artists participate in a panel discussion that focuses a historical lens on how music in its various forms is used as an instrument in fueling resistance movements. One can refer back to the time period of African enslavement and slavery in the New World, during the Civil Rights and Anti-Apartheid Movements, up to the present as evidence of the power of music.

Dr Rev. Dwight Andrews

He also served as the Resident Music Director (1979-1986) at the Yale Repertory Theater under Lloyd Richards. It was during this period that his fruitful association with playwright August Wilson began. As a result, Andrews served as music director for the Broadway Productions of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Fences, The Piano Lesson, and Seven Guitars. He also served as Music Director for the Broadway revival production of Ma Rainey starring Charles S. Dutton and Whoopi Goldberg and collaborated with Director Kenny Leon on the Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sean Combs and Phylicia Rashad. His work has been presented at professional theatres throughout the United States and Great Britain.

Dwight Andrews, composer, musician, educator, and minister, joined the Emory College faculty in 1987. A native of Detroit, Dr. Andrews is Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University and Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the University of Michigan. He continued his studies at Yale University, receiving a Master of Divinity degree and a Ph.D. in Music Theory.


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2017 Emerging Talent Award Winners From L to R: Joelle Purifoy, Crystal Paris, Martine Beauvais

NextGen Artist program is a new signature program in partnership with American Family Insurance with an aim of nurturing the dreams, creativity and artist talents of high school juniors and seniors who are emerging artists of African descent which is a core value of NBAF’s mission. The program provides a structured artistic curriculum with workshops, classes, lectures, mentoring, business and professional development, apprenticeships and opportunities for competitive scholarships. This transformational experience will merge industry partnerships and leaders in film/media, visual arts, and fashion as the first year disciplines for the students engaged in the program. The program goals include increased presentation skills (written and verbal), creating academic success, higher graduation rates, and pathways to higher education. Additionally, “Rising Stars” students will engage in the 2018 Summer Immersion program with a local partner. The inaugural year 2017-2018 students for NextGen Artist will hail from Booker T. Washington and Benjamin E. Mays High Schools.


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MOVE/DANCE! PROGRAM 2015-16 & 2016-17 Scholarship Winners and Announcement

The Move/Dance! Program was established by the National Black Arts Festival as part of its new Adopt-A-School arts education initiative. It brings much-needed arts education and physical education back into local Atlanta middle schools. The program encourages and nurtures the talent and the aspirations of middle school students while supporting the school, parents, and guardians with their academic as well as their health and wellness goals. As an interventionist project the Move/Dance! Program marries the creative arts with the goal of addressing prevalent health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and other conditions that plague our communities, with fun dance lessons that support movement and exercise. The classroom experience is augmented with journal writing and research about the rich history of Black dance and about the dancers, choreographers and dance companies that have paved the way. The program also encourages the students to improve their communication and presentation skills in preparation for the public dance performance. The program also includes a “Create a New Dance” competition, scholarships and financial literacy and educational enrichment workshops that teach participants how to save, invest and grow their future In 2017, the pilot year of the Adopt-A-School arts education initiative, NBAF “adopted” and partnered with APS middle schools because of its focus education through its Connections Programs. APS middle schools also have a demographic that is well served by the program goals which provides participating students with the resources they need to aspire and to excel. To date, over 400 middle school children have participated in the Move/Dance! Program. It is a successful program because it focuses on addressing the needs of the whole child— on supporting, nurturing, expanding and improving their creativity, talent, knowledge, academics and health.


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2017 NBAF GALA The NBAF Gala celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. It is revered as the premier event of the summer social season. The first benefit gala was the inspiration of Michael Lomax and Pam Hoffman. Their idea was to create a dynamic event that would bring together diverse audiences that through NBAF the arts would continue to make a difference in the lives of the many individuals that we serve. The hallmarks of the annual gala are lively entertainment and great performances, a silent auction of unique items presented in a spectacular venue where hundreds of our supporters and fun-loving patrons come together to celebrate and to sustain NBAF’s operations, programs and rich cultural legacy.


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