By Brooklyn Reader

August 18, 2014, 10:34 am


SofBK-SliderCelebrate the best of Brooklyn at MoCADA’s 5th Annual Soul of Brooklyn Festival, featuring live music, arts workshops, performances, shopping, and film screenings throughout the borough! MoCADA’s Soul of Brooklyn initiative is dedicated to branding the borough as a destination for a unique African Diaspora experience.

Each year, programming consists of a series of Block Parties throughout the borough, and the now highly anticipated Soul of Brooklyn Week summer festival. By transforming local businesses and public spaces into destinations for groundbreaking art and music, the initiative increases the visibility and economic sustainability of African Diaspora culture and businesses in the borough.

Neighborhoods in Brooklyn are gentrifying rapidly, and as a result, many long-time residents, locally owned shops, and arts organizations are being displaced. The heart of the mission of the Soul of Brooklyn is to preserve, celebrate and inspire in the midst of these changes.

MoCADA’s annual series brings art activations in the form of concerts, film screenings, workshops and visual art directly into local owned businesses and public spaces, creating new sites for artistic engagement. The series has featured some of today’s most groundbreaking artists, including Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Blitz the Ambassador, Pegasus Warning, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and many more.

bed-vyne-188x188MONDAY, AUGUST 18
Bed Vyne Brew (370 Tompkins Avenue)
TRAIN: C to Kingston-Throop

7 – 9PM | FREE  


Black-Acrobat-188x188BLACK ACROBAT x Body Waves
The Kymberle Project (1332 Atlantic Avenue)
TRAIN: A, C to Nostrand

7 – 9PM | FREE  


Set-it-Off-188x188SET IT OFF! Celebrating Queer Black Women In Film
Dumbo | Sky (10 Jay Street)
TRAIN: A, C to High St., F to York
7PM -10PM | FREE


blkkangaroo-188x188THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
MoCADA (80 Hanson Place)
TRAIN: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R to Atlantic-Barclays Center, C to Lafayette, G to Fulton

6 – 9PM | FREE  
Black-Weirdo-188x188 KIDflix-188x188 FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
The KIDflix Film Fest of Bed-Stuy
Fulton Park (Fulton Street and Lewis Avenue
TRAIN: A,C to Utica
7 – 9PM | FREE

Littlefield (622 Degraw Street)
TRAIN: R to Union

11PM – 4AM | Advanced Tickets: $12 | 21+ Hycide-188x188SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
HYCIDE Photo Mural Project
Walt Whitman Houses Basketball Court
(Park Avenue and Cumberland Street)
TRAIN: B,Q to DeKalb Ave., A, C, F, R to Jay St./MetroTech,
3:30 – 5:30PM | FREE

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