Harlem Cultural Festival 2.0 with Rakim and the Count Basie Orchestra 11.28.2021 @ The Historic Apollo Theater

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Harlem Cultural Festival 2.0 with Rakim, Slick Rick and the Count Basie Orchestra 11.28.2021 @ The Historic Apollo Theater

The revival of this historic festival is an important moment of reflection on what the events of the 1960s represented: the celebration and empowerment of the black community.

—Alyson Williams

NEW YORK, NY, USA, Nov. 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — An eclectic mix of over 50 artists will perform at the launch of Harlem’s new cultural festival. Performers include Rakim, the Count Basie Orchestra, Slick Rick, “First Lady of DEF Jam” Alyson Williams, Herbert Holler, DJ J-Ronin, Omar and CAMP on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at the famed Apollo Theater from 2-10 p.m. The Harlem Cultural Festival (HCF) 2.0 is a revival of the almost forgotten events that took place at Harlem’s Mt. Morris Park (now known as Marcus Garvey Park) in the summer of 1969 and the subject of Questlove’s 2021 documentary, “Summer of the Soul. Through music, spoken word, dance and visual arts, HCF will celebrate the rich culture of the Black community. This revival will also be broadcast live to national and international audiences via LaunchGlobal for an additional audience of tens of millions worldwide.

“The Harlem Cultural Festival is a great property to deliver content and brands committed to the Black community. Expanding through the Diaspora will give the community and brand a global reach,” said Larry Harris, CEO of Alpha Precision Media (Amazon Advertising Partner), festival brand sponsor and leader in targeting. and media branding.

As it grows, the HCF will evolve into a series of free, family-friendly concerts and public events in support of Black culture and Black communities. Not only envisioned as an annual event in Harlem for the opening of Memorial Day weekend 2022, it will also expand across the country and across the global African Diaspora.
“Like many good companies, we strive to be good global citizens here at Cleverhood. Our outerwear is dedicated to human mobility, safe neighborhoods, open spaces and equity on the streets to mobility justice makes for a stronger, healthier and happier community,” said corporate sponsor Susan Mocarski, founder and designer of clothing brand Cleverhood.

Proceeds from the Harlem Cultural Festival will benefit the non-profit organization “When the Rainbow is Enuf”. Using the power of music and the arts, the nonprofit will pursue several goals, including:
Raising awareness and advocating for social justice
Fundraising to support victims and families of police brutality and hate crimes
Educate and involve the community in civic activities
Support self-determination and community empowerment, and
Support a thriving arts community

HCF Community Sponsor Fred Davie of Union Theological said, “The Harlem Cultural Festival is a great property for delivering community-engaged content and brands. Expanding through the Diaspora will give the community and the brand a global reach.

For free entry, guests will need to register at https://harlemculturalfestival.org prior to the festival. All COVID protocols will be followed.
Live stream broadcast on harlemculturalfestival.org, Instagram live: harlem_cultural_festival and Launchglobal.tv
HCF will have its own merchandise for sale on site, including branded t-shirts, coffee mugs and other items. Additionally, there will be on-site health screenings and information about wellness, anti-violence programs and other services to empower and inform attendees.

“The revival of this historic festival is a significant moment of reflection on what the events of the 1960s represented: the celebration and empowerment of the black community. I am honored to be part of this innovative showcase,” said Alyson Williams.

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Harlem Cultural Festival Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs

What is the Harlem Cultural Festival?
A revival of the 1960s festival, the Harlem Cultural Festival is a celebration of black culture, expression and creativity

When will the HCF 2021 take place?
Sunday November 28, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where will the HCF 2021 take place?
The famous Apollo Theater
253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

What about COVID?
The safety of all participants, performers and crew is our top priority. Per Apollo Theaters regulations, proof of full COVID vaccination must be presented upon entry. Additionally, the use of a mask is required inside the venue unless you are actively eating or drinking.

What are the hours of the event? / What time do the doors open?
the event will take place from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the house will open at 12 p.m.

How much does it cost to attend the festival?
Tickets for the festival are free!

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Harlem Cultural Festival
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