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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

17th Annual Down Home Family Reunion

Sunday was a wonderful day for Carytown’s Watermelon Festival. Let’s hope the weather is as forgiving this weekend for the 17th Annual Down Home Family Reunion, a celebration of African-American folk life hosted by the Elegba Folklore Society.

On Saturday, Aug. 18, the free festivities at Abner Clay Park (Belvidere and West Leigh Street, in Jackson Ward) are from 4 to 11 p.m. Here you’ll find artist/producer Pauline Bailey (whose work is also on display through Aug. 26 at The Propaganda, 101 E. Leigh St.), soul singers The Intruders, Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa, the steel drums of Trinidad by Caribbean Pan Vibes, jazz singer Lady E, children’s activities, demonstrations, and Southern and African-inspired foods.

The Sunday at Dusk event (5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Central) will feature neo-soul recording artist Dwele, comedian Antoine Scott and spoken word by Tuesday Verses Poets with Chicken Grease. Tickets for the Sunday at Dusk event are $10. For more information, call 644-3900 or visit


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