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Event Pick: Elegba Folklore Society's Down Home Family Reunion at Abner Clay Park

Aug. 19

Nothing like a family reunion with roughly 10,000 people. You may see that many and more this weekend when Elegba Folklore Society presents its 27th annual Down Home Family Reunion: a Celebration of African American Folk life on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Abner Clay Park in Jackson Ward. Designed to “show aspects of West African cultural traditions that are African-American and that have been absorbed by the American South,” the evening event features diverse cultural arts and crafts and delicious food plus there’s some great live music including go-go from EU, Cheick Hamala Diabate Band, Carlton Blount and Them Church Boys, and Strange Rootz. The event is free (although there are gold circle VIP tickets available for performances) and runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. For information, visit

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