By Team Goapele
Grammy-Winning Hip Hop Stars T.I. and Macklemore, Singers/Songwriters Aloe Blacc, Goapele and Alice Smith, Grammy-Winning Jazz Vocalist Dianne Reeves, Grammy Award Nominated A Cappella Ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, and Artist/Actor/Activist Jussie Smollett have signed on to perform at the event, joining the celebrated line-up that features a mix of artists and thought-leaders including John Legend, Chris Rock, Jesse Williams, Common, Estelle, Dave Matthews, Carlos Santana, Public Enemy, Danny Glover and Dr. Cornel West. The festival will be held at Bouckaert Farm, 20 minutes southwest of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Tickets can be purchased at TICKETFLY.com
Along with multiple performance stages, music fans will be able to be part of the "Social Justice Village" integrated throughout the Festival to engage Sankofa.org and its social justice partners, get informed on current issues, interact with activists and thought-leaders, and find out how they can help impact change in their own communities.
Founded by Belafonte in 2013, Sankofa.org has been building a platform where influential artists and grassroots leaders can work collaboratively to speak out against human rights abuse and injustice. Recently Sankofa.org partnered with Blackout for Human Rights on the successful “Justice For Flint” benefit concert, and worked with Usher on his groundbreaking “Chains” music video and racial justice campaign.
With “Many Rivers To Cross” Sankofa.org will raise funds to support social justice grassroots partners who are working and organizing on the front lines for progressive social change. For more information please visit Sankofa.org or click here to get tickets from ticket fly.
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