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This year we are celebrating our 22nd season. Hard to believe that many years have flown by.
The 22nd AfroSolo Arts Festival will be our major production, taking place August - November 2016.
"Black Matters!" is our theme this year.
We chose "Black Matters!" because it can be broadly interpreted and expressed. This latitude will provide our artists the freedom to embrace our diversity and give voice to our varied experiences through theatre, dance, music, poetry, as well as the visual and literary arts.
Although still in development, the festival will consist of a free jazz concert, a visual art exhibit, our seminal Black Voices: Our Stories, Our Lives Series, Project Empowerment, a youth inspired initiative plus more.
In additions to the festival, we will continue developing our Project Empowerment initiative that includes: a) an anthology of letters written by Black men to uplift, inspire and motivate young Black men and boys to successfully transcend youth to adulthood, b) a mentorship program and c) a guide on having a successful police stop.
We are very excited about our 2016 season and look forward to your support and attendance.
Please check back for updates. You may also visit: thomas-robert-simpson.me or follow us on Facebook for more info.
Thomas Robert Simpson