Data News Staff Edited Report
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Ashé Cultural Arts Center is celebrating 25 years with an event that is the first of its kind: a festival across various rooftops in Downtown New Orleans. In a city renowned for its festivals and culture connected to African roots. The Ashé Rooftop Festival on October 7th and 8th, 2023, is unique in its invitation to “experience the African Diaspora in the sky.” This has been the focus of the premier Black Cultural Arts Organization “celebrating the people, places, and philosophies of the African Diaspora” since its founding in 1998. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
In taking on new heights both literally and figuratively, The Ashé Rooftop Festival will incorporate various themes like wellness, social justice, art, Black literature and feature headlining and live performances from Tank and the Bangas, Mac Phipps, Teedra Moses, Glbl Wrmng, Sissy Nobby, Casa Samba, The Maroons, Watotos of Kumbuka, Water Seed, Casmè, Kings of Brass, Legatron Prime, Twerk NOLA, DJ FTK, DC Paul, Sha’condria “iCON” Sibley, Mykia Jovan, VICJCOM, Mecca Notes, Glory Chorale Community, Sistahs Makin’ A Change + Afroxotica Showgirls on the main unASHÉmed Rooftop. Local and national artists will be announced across the additional rooftops.