Griot Day @ George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | March 29

Image Credit: Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Image Credit: Austin Parks and Recreation Department

African griot (historian, storyteller, musician) Ibrahim Aminou will provide a short explanation and comprehensive timeline of human development going back seven million years at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, March 29, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The story of Africa’s history will be presented in an interactive, hour-long educational performance highlighting the history of creativity, the history of art, worldwide history, music and rhythms, and knowledge of instruments. #Free, all ages event includes refreshments. RSVP: (512) 974-4926 #Austin #ATX

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702

SXSW 2014 | Guero’s International Showcase | March 14


 SXSW 2014 Guero's International Showcase

Guero’s International Showcase curated by Dave Dart of Dart Music International features bands from Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and Texas.  Friday, March 14 | 2-8 p.m. | #FREE #Austin #ATX #SXSW

Guero’s Taco Bar
1412 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704


African American Community Heritage Festival | Feb. 22

African American Community Heritage Festival 2014

The 15th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival takes place Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Huston-Tillotson University. This family friendly event includes a live entertainment mix featuring Grammy Award winner Howard Hewett and other entertainers, a Kid’s Zone, health fair, giveaway prizes, and vendors selling arts and crafts, books, clothing, jewelry and more. Fundraiser benefits the Huston-Tillotson University Scholarship Fund. #Austin #ATX

Huston-Tillotson University Campus
900 East Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702

Austin Meets Zimbabwe | February 22

Austin Meets Zimbabwe

The City of Austin presents Austin Meets Zimbabwe at Rattletree School of Marimba on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 8-11 p.m.  Event features live African music, a high-energy dance party, street art by truth (a/k/a Mike D. Johnston) and the debut of SeVana Marimba, Austin’s All Women Marimba Band. Tickets $5-15. All Ages. #Austin #ATX

Rattletree School of Marimba
2311 Thornton Rd., Unit K
Austin, TX 78704

Mediterranean New Year’s Eve Party 2014

Mediterranean New Year's 2014

Mediterranean New Year’s Eve Party at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dance the night away with DJ Kamel spinning tunes, a live Samba show, Hookah bar, cash bar, belly dancers, champagne toast at midnight and more. Dinner and VIP packages available. Price $65+ #Austin #ATX #NYE2014

Omni Austin Hotel at SouthPark
4140 Governor’s Row
Austin, TX 78744


Kwanzaa Family Celebration | Austin Public Library, Carver Branch | Dec. 30

APL Kawanzaa 2013

Image Credit: Austin Public Library

Join the Austin Public Library for a Kwanzaa Family Celebration at the Carver Branch on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 2-3 p.m. African native and educator Elizabeth Kahura brings Kwanzaa to life with storytelling, music and art for all ages. Kwanzaa is an African American holiday celebrated December 26 through January 1. #Austin #ATX

Austin Public Library | Carver Branch
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702

Africa Night at The Sahara Lounge featuring Kupira Marimba and Zoumountchi | Nov. 16

Sahara Lounge Africa Night Nov 16 2013

Image Credit: Kupira Marimba

Africa Night at The Sahara Lounge featuring Kupira Marimba (9:30 p.m.) and Zoumountchi (Midnight), Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. $7 admission includes traditional African dinner buffet and free parking.

The Sahara Lounge is an Eastside Austin live music venue with a relaxed, eclectic atmosphere. Formerly the historic TC’s Lounge, the building and decor offer a rich and timeless feel of a Texas juke joint with an African twist. #Austin #ATX #ATXMusic

The Sahara Lounge
1413 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78721

St. Elias Mediterranean Festival | Oct 18-19

Mediterranean Fest 2013

Celebrate Mediterranean culture at the 81st Annual St. Elias Mediterranean Festival, October 18-19, 2013, with live music from Laand Greek Ensemble and DJ Ahmed; homemade foods from Lebanon, Palestine, Greece, Eritrea and Romania; a diverse Orthodox Bazaar; dance demonstrations; children’s games; and wine and cocktails.  The festival has been named one of Central Texas’ Top 10 Food Festivals by The Austin Chronicle.  Tickets are available at the gate, online and at all Twin Liquors locations for a $5 donation. Free Admission Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. #Austin #ATX #MedFest13

St. Elias Orthodox Church
408 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

World Beat Online (WOBEON) LIVE! @ One-2-One Bar featuring Ms. Sandhya Sanjana, Zoumounchi and KUTX’s Michael Crockett | Oct 2

WOBEON Live Oct 2013

World Beat Online (WOBEON) welcomes Ms. Sandhya Sanjana, noted jazz fusion and Indian Classical singer from Amsterdam, for WOBEON LIVE! at One-2-One Bar on Oct. 2 from 7-8 p.m. Austin’s favorite African band Zoumounchi follows (8:30-10 p.m.). KUTX’s Michael Crockett opens the evening spinning his favorite global grooves (5:30-7 p.m.). $5 Cover from 7-10 p.m. | Happy Hour Drink Specials | Free Parking  | #Austin #ATX #WOBEON #ATXMusic #WorldMusic

One-2-One Bar
1509 S. Lamar, Ste. 600
Austin, TX 78704

East End Fourth Fridays! Music, Art and Community @ Kenny Dorham’s Backyard | Sept 27

East End 4th Fridays Sept 2013

DiverseArts Culture Works presents East End Fourth Fridays!, a family-friendly celebration of music, art and community, Friday, Sept 27, 2013, at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. Under-18 music lineup includes Ortega Elementary Superstar Choir and the Death Aquatics, followed by an evening concert featuring Red Bennett; and Jose Ruiz and the Sweet Tones hosting a gathering of the East Austin Blues Alliance and the EastSide Blues Syndicate. Kids’ Tent features arts and crafts sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama. Doors at 7 p.m. | Suggested Donation $5 | Children Free | Adult BYOB (no glass containers)

East End Fourth Fridays! is a unique art- and culture-driven cooperative event developed by DiverseArts to showcase the very specific cultural attributes and historical identity of Austin’s East End – the Soul in the heart of the City. This monthly event brings a relaxed, open-air art and cultural market experience to the newly revitalized East End.

Kenny Dorham’s Backyard                                                                                 
1106 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702