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The African Festival of the Arts features music on three stages at Washington Park, 51st and Cottage Grove. Daily admission is $12, $10 in advance, and $5 for children and seniors. A daily family pass for one adult and up to four children is $30, as is an adult pass good for all four days of the festival. A family pass for two adults and up to four children, good for all four days of the festival, is $90. For more information call 773-955-2787 or go to


Dee Parmer Woodtor Main Stage

5:30 Spirit Stilt Walkers

6:30 Jimmy Heath Big Band

:00 Frederic Yonnet

9:15 Goapele

Family and World Music Stage

3:30 Ron Carter

5:00 Rafo International Combo

7:00 Orquesta 911

This Is HipHop Stage

6:00 Sam the Basket Case

6:30 Carl "King" Lewis

7:00 Lisa Lust

7:30 Sam I Am

7:45 Dutch Devillian

:15 No.Try.Do Sincere

:35 SB

9:00 Naughty by Nature


Dee Parmer Woodtor Main Stage

2:00 Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias

4:30 Lela James

6:00 Randy Weston c

:00 Dazz Band, Con Funk Shun, Bar-Kays

Family and World Music Stage

3:30 Walt Chris

5:00 Dee Alexander

6:30 Jimmy Delgado All-Stars

This Is HipHop Stage

3:45 M'rald & Verbal Balance

4:15 Amina

4:45 NuSense

5:15 Kid Sister

5:45 Ang 13

6:15 Teefa

6:45 Monie Love

7:20 Yo Yo

:00 MC Lyte


Dee Parmer Woodtor Main Stage

2:00 Sueno con Cuba Ensemble

3:00 Poncho Sanchez

5:00 Hugh Masekela

7:00 George Johnson, Switch, Slave, Sir Nose, Mary Jane Girls

Family and World Music Stage

4:00 Roland Brown

4:30 Brazil From Samba 1

6:30 Yunior Terry's Son de Altura's Afro-Cuban Review

This Is HipHop Stage

2:45 Urbanized Music

3:30 Longshott

4:00 Molemen Family

4:45 Triple Darkness featuring DramaWard

5:30 Primeridian

6:00 Poetree Chicago

6:30 Dr. Groove

7:00 Jitu the Jugganot

7:30 GLC

:00 Juice


Dee Parmer Woodtor Main Stage

1:00 Trinity United Church ofChrist Women's Choir

2:00 Phil Cohran & the Circle of Sound Reunion

4:00 Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars

6:00 Muntu Dance Theatre

7:00 Dwele, Stylistics, Cameo

Family and World Music Stage

3:00 KRC Ensemble

4:30 Mina Agossi

6:30 James Cotton

This Is HipHop Stage

3:45 Lord Shrewd

4:15 Team All-City with Joe Grande

5:00 Que Billah

5:30 Dat Boy Hot 2 Def

6:00 Twone Gabbz featuring DJ B-Syde

6:30 Mikkey

7:00 EPMD

:00 Kurtis Blow

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Sierra Leon'es Refuge All-Stars photo by Jane Richey.

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