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Thu 7/29, 5:00pm

Darrel Walls

HAPPY HOUR BROADCAST

Broadcasting 7/29 at 5PM on our Virtual Stage! 

Multi-Grammy-nominated Gospel songwriter and vocalist Darrel Walls brings a strong sense of rhythm and melody to the songwriting process in equal measure.

Thu 8/5, 5:00pm

Stir the Style: A Storytelling Mashup

HAPPY HOUR BROADCAST

Broadcasting 8/5 at 5PM on our Virtual Stage! 

Award-winning writers, comedians and performers will take the stage for 10-minute performances, each bookended by the musical stylings of musical guest Fernanda Franco.

Thu 8/12, 5:00pm

Mwenso and the Shakes

HAPPY HOUR BROADCAST

Broadcasting 8/12 at 5PM on our Virtual Stage! 

The “wild” (PRI) troupe of multi-talents Mwenso and the Shakes throws “intense, prowling, ebullient” live gigs (New York Times) that are as much party as they are performance. EnJoy this performance from the New Haven Green.

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THABISA

“I believe that what you breathe out, what you utter, you create, you make alive.” Thabisa’s soul emerges through her music in an unforgettable blend of a diverse medley of musical influences and her...

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GOSPEL BRUNCH: KEVIN MONROE & DEVOTION WITH PASTOR DANNY BLAND

Church service and a big diner breakfast afterwards: it’s a classic cozy routine for close-knit communities. At Gospel Brunch, we’re bringing the prayer and pancakes together in a jubilant moment of...

Kodo

Japanese drumming group Kodō has popularized traditional Japanese taiko worldwide, having performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert and recorded on the anthem of the FIFA World Cup Japan, and the...

BRILLIANT BOBA: AMPLIFYING ASIAN VOICES

How can the arts help heal? This discussion, led by Brilliant Boba, a team composed of storytellers, artists, and educators in New Haven, will provide attendees with creative resources that build...

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“What IS that incredible sound?” This will be the question of the moment during internationally acclaimed Ghanian drummer and composer Paa Kow’s set. Playing a custom, hand-carved, traditionally...

MOVIMIENTO CULTURAL

Imagine a different type of cultural movement with New Haven-based Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental (MCAC), Inc., a cultural, arts and community-based organization dedicated to entertaining and...

HOW ARTISTS SHAPE OUR FUTURE

If you’re wondering where the spiritual "after party" for the Festival will be, look no further than this party in the form of a panel discussion, where New Haven Director of Cultural Affairs Adriane...

IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT PRISONS

What would a truly just system look like? In 2021 we saw a surge in anger and action regarding the state of the prison industrial complex, a system that is unjustly imprisoning Black and brown people...

RIFF COHEN

Singing in a melange of French, Arabic, English and Hebrew, in a style drawing on Raï (Algerian folk music), rock, and Mizrahi music (traditionally performed by Israelis of Jewish descent), Israeli...

MONUMENTS AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY

Monuments shape the fabric of our landscapes and serve as permanent reminders of what and who our society values. They are installed to commemorate moments and people from the past that we want to...

DAWN TALLMAN

Dawn Tallman, The Queen of Gospel Energy, has been compared to those of many great vocalists, like Chaka Khan, Karen Wheeler and Oleta Adams, yet her style is completely & audibly her own. "Watching...

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