BlackMasking.org in conjunction with Beulah Productions in affiliation with Fractured Atlas a 501-c3, presents: The 2nd Annual Black Masking Cultural Festival. This year’s festival is sponsored by Stallings Park – Gentilly NORDC Booster Club, New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network, Data News Weekly, New Orleans Marketing and Tourism Corporation and endorsed by the City of New Orleans Cultural Economy Division.
The Black Masking Cultural Festival will take place in Gentilly on July 5th, 2019 from 11am-5pm at Stallings Park on 1600 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans. Hosted by Big Chief Honey of the Golden Sioux and Chayil Jones of BlackMasking.org. This FREE cultural festival will feature both local and international arts & crafts, live music performances, local food trucks, film screenings, dance, workshops and more.
The 2019 Black Masking Cultural Festival brings to light the gifts and tremendous talents of New Orleans finest artists. From the local Injun Tribes, to our international performing artists, to the cultural education provided, there is virtually something for everyone to enjoy at the festival. Featuring Mestre Curtis Pierre: the only Percussion Master and Capoeira Master in the Western Hemisphere, as well as 2-time Grammy Award Winning Irving Mayfield, and Trumpet Legend James Andrews. Headlining is Big Chief Kevin Goodman of the “Flaming Arrows”. Featuring Big Chief Gerard “Bo” Dollis of the “Wild Magnolias” and New Orleans Sweetheart Iris P. Make way for True Love Movement and lets welcome international Hebrew recording artists Peezee and Ari Amunah. We will honor New Orleans own Jerome “Big Duck” Smith owner of “Tamborine and Fan” for over half a century his outstanding and priceless dedication to our Civil Rights and Black Masking culture.
The New Orleans community is invited to celebrate the giant historic and cultural contribution of our Chiefs, Queens, and Native New Orleans Black Masking Tribes.