East End Fourth Friday at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard

26 09 2008

DiverseArts is pleased to announce AFROFREQUE, the headliner for September’s East End Fourth Fridays! Afrofreque’s sophisticated mix of jazz, hip hop, electronica, and traditional African rhythm influences, combine to make a truly original sound. Born right here in Austin, this group can play some of the best soulful hip hop beats around that will make you get your funk on. Their crowd conscious grooves will inspire you to explore layers of sound and soul. Also playing this month is one of Austin’s favorite spokenword/improvisational, funk-jazz-groove-noise collective, word/jazz Low Stars. This group will get your spoken word juices flowing. So come join us for two great live music performances you won’t forget!As always, children will have free activities just for them at the East End Fourth Friday Kid’s Corner including free books, an arts and crafts table, fun with group painting, and more. Join us this September and enjoy arts vendors, barbeque, refreshments courtesy of Live Oak Brewery, and live music. We invite you to explore the East End and discover some of the new businesses and old favorites that help make this district a unique and diverse place in Austin.

Austin’s East End Fourth Fridays! is a unique art and culture-driven, monthly community-oriented event developed by DiverseArts to showcase the very specific cultural attributes and historical identity of Austin’s East End – the Soul in the heart of the City. The East End has been recognized by the City of Austin as an African-American Cultural Heritage District, and East End Fourth Fridays! helps showcase this cultural legacy for the benefit of the community. In partnership with neighborhood artists and businesses, cultural, civic, commercial, and governmental groups, this monthly event is designed to bring a relaxed, communal, open-air art and culture experience to the newly revitalized East End.

It’s an open house in the East End and along East11th Street! Sample food and drink at established and new venues, take in the headline concerts and bring the kids to enjoy the East End Kid’s Corner at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, and checkout art vendors, organizations, and sponsors doing PR and public outreach. DiverseArts wishes to bring visitors from the neighborhood and the Austin area to see the unique cultural and historic aspects of the East End. We hope to establish East End Fourth Fridays! as a holistic, community-based marriage of culture and commerce, and we can’t do it without your support! So come and join us, your fellow Austinites, and people from all places, for this monthly event!




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