2021 Multicultural Festival

Please come down to Lincoln Park and joins us for the 2021 Multicultural Festival. We have two days full of performaces, food trucks and DJs. This event is being updated regularly, some of the information may change.

Friday Sept. 24th

5:00PM – Open
5:210 to 5:40 – Dance Performance – Kulture Kool
5:50 to 6:20 – Spoken Word/Poetry – RHS Students
6:20 to 7:05 – Drum Circle – Dana McCurdy
7:10 to 8:20 – Main Act – Kaissa
9:00 – Close


Food Trucks

Bro-Ritos
Black-owned business specializing in amazing burritos, bowls and tacos. Come get your Bro-Rito! Food truck menu attached.
broritosfoodtruck.com

Rolling Yatai
“Yatai” means a mobile food stand in Japanese. Rolling Yatai’s menu is inspired by food served by many yatais at summer
festivals and on street corners in Japan. Authentic, casual Japanese food. Food truck menu attached.
instagram.com/rollingyatai_jpn_food_truck

Jerkin Chicken
Inspired by travel and a passion for different cultures, Jerkin Chicken brings a taste of Jamaica, utilizing the freshest ingredients and homemade dishes. Food truck menu on website.
jerkinchicken.com

Saturday Sept. 25th

1:00PM – Open – DJ Teal to play music
1:15 to 1:35 – Dance Performance – Backstage Dance Company (Youth)
1:40 to 2:10 – DJ Teal
2:10 to 2:25 – Poetry – Matt Payne (Book signing to follow) (Youth)
2:25 to 2:45 – DJ Teal
2:45 to 3:15 – Musical Performance – Rutherford Rock (Youth)
3:15 to 3:30 – DJ Teal
3:30 to 4:00 – Spoken Word/Poetry – Hispanic Heritage Month and Nation Translation Month by RHS Students
4:00 to 4:30 – Dance Performance – Pedro Cortes Flamenco Trio
4:30 – 4:45 – Speeches
5:00 to 5:45 – Guest Performance- Redray Frazier
6:00 to 7:10 – Main Act – Walter Parks and The Unlawful Assembly
7:30 – Close

Food Trucks

Jerkin Chicken
Inspired by travel and a passion for different cultures, Jerkin Chicken brings a taste of Jamaica, utilizing the freshest ingredients and homemade dishes. Food truck menu on website.
Viva Margarita
Authentic Mexican cuisine. Give your taste buds a treat!

Headliners:

Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew
To tell you a bit more about Bajah, he is huge pop star in his home country, known as “the voice of the voiceless” – he raps and sing about peace and reconciliation and speak for the people’s needs, given the harsh civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone for 11 years. In terms of fan love, I’ve never seen anything like it – he is like Michael Jackson in Sierra Leone. A huge part of this is because he really speaks on behalf of
the regular people, he highlights real issues and problems facing his country, and he speaks out against government corruption. A few years ago, he took a break from recording and traveled home to Freetown to be greeted by 30,000 people who showed up at the airport to form a parade “welcome home” for him. Each Christmas eve he plays a show at the National Soccer Stadium in Freetown for 50,000 people. His songs are huge radio hits in Sierra Leone – the problem is it’s virtually impossible for him to monetize his career back home – CD sales don’t exist (it’s all pirated) and he can make small funds touring and performing but because of the widespread, severe poverty people don’t have any money to spend on live shows.
Since we’ve brought Bajah to the U.S. he and his band have garnered the full support of The Roots: They played The Roots picnic multiple years, they have opened for The Roots dozens of times – frequently coming on stage as special guests during “The Roots Jam Sessions”, and they have ?uestlove and James Poyser production on the upcoming album, which also features Talib Kweli, K’naan, Nneka, Res, and production from ?uestlove, James Poyser, Rashad Smith (Ringo, Tumblin’ Dice – Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, etc.), Fyre Dept. El-P (Def Jux), and more.

All in all Bajah and his band have made a big splash here in NYC – They headlined at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors, headlined Okayplayer’s CMJ showcase and got a FANTASTIC write-up in the Village Voice calling the show “the best CMJ gig” that went down. Bajah his band have also toured throughout the US supporting acts as diverse as Nneka to Balkan Beat box and the band played CARNEGIE HALL for the Tibet House benefit alongside huge names like Iggy Pop, Philip Glass, Patti Smith and Gogol Bordello and got a standing ovation!


Redray Frazier

Dubbed “The Rock & Soul Troubadour,” artist REDRAY FRAZIER, a native New Yorker was raised in an exceedingly musical family in Rutherford, NJ. REDRAY is an established vocalist and musician who creates his own unique fusion of Alternative R&B, Rock and Indie-Soul. He’s toured with David Byrne of the Talking Heads and was a member of the Sony recording group the Funky Poets. Get ready for captivating new lyrical sounds and smooth, smoky vocals like you’ve never heard.

redrayfrazier.com


Walter Parks and Unlawful Assembly

Classic spirituals and hymns universally inspire, empower and unite. Guitarist Walter Parks, longtime sideman to Woodstock legend Richie Havens, reimagines and tributes this historic music with The Unlawful Assembly featuring collaborator/ drummer/producer Steven Wil-liams (Sade’), Ada Dyer (Lenny Kravitz) on vocals, Paul Frazier(David Byrne) on bass and Mi-chael Bellar (Amos Lee) on organ.

theunlawfulassembly.com