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African World Festival 2022

Heritage Works Village Circle
@ African World 2022, Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit 

Festival Admission begins at $10 or Free with Wright Museum Membership


Friday, July 15

10 AM - 11:15 AM   Sensory-Friendly Hour (Youth)

11 AM - 8 PM  DPSCD ESE Calming Station Near HW Village Circle

11:45 AM - 2 PM   African Xchange Cafe: Visiting Artist Wisdom Circle followed by Intro Djembe Drum Workshop with Assane MBaye (Youth)

2 PM  Djembe Dance with Lohren Nzoma

4 PM   AWF Opening Ceremony with Make a Joyful Noise Drum Call & Closing (Main Stage)

5 PM   Dunham Dance with Celia Benvenutti

6:30 PM   Sabar Dance with Marie Basse Wiles (Artist's Choice)

*Sensory friendly activities for exceptional children


Saturday, July 16

11 AM   Yoga with Kimberli Boyd

11 AM - 8 PM DPSCD ESE Calming Station Near HW Village Circle

12:30 PM   Detroit Hustle with Dana Thompson

2 PM   ASA! Fitness with Zawadi Dismuke

3:30 PM   Jola/Kutiro Dance with Idy Ciss

5 PM   Liberian Dance with Naomi Diouf

6:30 PM   Djembe Dance with Assane Konte (Artist’s Choice)


Sunday, July 17

11 AM Praise and Worship Dance with Rev. Eyesha Marable

11 AM - 8 PM - DPSCD ESE Calming Station Near HW Village Circle

12: 30 PM Liberian Dance with Naomi Diouf

2 PM  Afro Cuban Dance with Lisa McCall (Village Circle)

          Praise and Worship Dance Hour (AWF Main Stage)

3:30 PM Kutiro Dance with Assane Konte

5 PM Malinke Djembe/Dance with Marie Basse Wiles

6:30 PM Artist's Choice/Sabar Dance with Idy Ciss

*Activities with AWF Main Stage listing occur on the Main Stage. All other activities occur at HW Village Circle located on the grassy area near the waterfront, near the Diamond Princess Dock, and at the top of the walkway up from Atwater.

Location At AWF 2022

  • McGregor Logo
  • MM Fisher Foundation