Data News Staff Edited Report
We are thrilled to announce that Chief Adjuah (formerly known as Christian Scott) will be joining us as our Maafa 2023 Grand Griot!
As the embodiment of the griot tradition, Chief Adjuah honors his cultural lineage through music. His innovative work as a musician, composer, and producer is powerful, thought-provoking, and transformative–just like the Maafa Commemoration itself. Witness this incredible honor from this living griot of our community as we journey through history, culture, and memory.
Maafa is on Saturday, July 1st at 7AM in Congo Square! As the community gathers just after sunrise under the shade of historic oak trees, we will honor and carry on the memories of our ancestors. In a procession from Congo Square to the Mississippi River, we celebrate their lives through performance, drumming, prayers, and words of healing and wisdom, while taking moments of remembrance at sites of the Transatlantic and domestic slave trades. All white attire is preferred.