Harry Belafonte’s Sankofa.org announces the launch of its human rights-focused music and arts festival, set for Oct. 1-2.
John Legend, Common, actor/activist Jesse Williams, comedian Chris Rock, Carlos Santana and Dave Matthews are among the headliners participating in the two-day event Many Rivers to Cross. Described as “the largest music and arts festival dedicated to racial and social justice,” the Oct. 1-2 fest is being presented by the Harry Belafonte-founded organization Sankofa.org. It will take place outside of Atlanta in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.
Thus far, the Many Rivers to Cross lineup of performers and activists also includes Public Enemy, Estelle, actor Danny Glover, civil rights advocate/author Michelle Alexander and Dr. Cornel West. More participants will be announced in the coming weeks. In addition to multiple stages for the performances, a “Social Justice Village” will be set up to foster discussion, share ideas and seek solutions concerning human rights issues.