The 5th annual Florida A&M University (FAMU) Harambee Festival will feature headliners Mapy, the Violin Queen, and alumnus BK Jackson when the fun kicks off at 2 p.m. Feb. 22, 2020, in Cascades Park, Tallahassee.
Mapy, who infuses soca, hip hop and afro-beat into her music, has been recognized by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, DJ Khaled, Young Thug, Caribbean legend Machel Montano and others.
Jackson, a native of Tampa, spent three years touring with musical icon Prince, performing timeless hits as a member of Prince’s 11-piece horn section.
Attendees can also visit dozens of vendors, purchase food and visit representatives from FAMU’s colleges and schools to educate prospective students and their families about opportunities and events at the University. Last year, more than 8,000 people converged on Cascades Park for the event.
“It’s exciting to see the Harambee Festival grow year after year because of the support and unity of the community and FAMU,” said FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. “I appreciate the support of our community partners, faculty, students, staff and volunteers who dedicate many hours and resources to produce an amazing event in the heart of the city.”
The FAMU Harambee Festival runs until 10 p.m., is free and open to the general public. For a full schedule of performances and events, visit https://my.famu.edu/event/harambee.