Legendary actor, entertainer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte is launching a racial and social justice music festival, “Many Rivers to Cross.”
As people become dissatisfied with the status quo, music is typically at the center of any protest movement. Music based protests have been done in response to war, political and social inequality, poverty, and other economic disparities. Music is a way to invite and maintain broad-based participation. Sankofa.org, the social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte, is dedicated to racial and social justice.
The “Many Rivers to Cross” music festival will take place on October 1 & 2 in Chattahoochee Hills, GA outside of Atlanta. “Many Rivers To Cross” will promote awareness around critical human rights issues.
The two-day festival will host multiple stages featuring stars and influencers like Jesse Williams, Chris Rock, John Legend, Common, Estelle, Dave Matthews, Michelle Alexander, Carlos Santana, Danny Glover, Dr. Cornel West, and Public Enemy. More performers and entertainers are scheduled for announcement over the coming weeks.
In addition to high-profile performances, “Many Rivers To Cross” will also include a “Social Justice Village” where activists, thought-leaders, and Sankofa.org’s organizational partners will share information, exchange ideas, and activate calls-to-action to mobilize attendees around society’s most urgent human rights issues.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29, 2016. You can see the Artist line up, here.