Kukuza Fest is the first ever Black Family Music festival series in the country.
The word “Kukuza” means “amplify” in Swahili, and Kukuza Fest is our effort to provide children and families access to performers and music that welcome, reflect and celebrate them.
Powered in association with WEE Nation Radio, and streaming directly on WEE Nation Radio’s Facebook and YouTube pages, Kukuza Fest is produced by Family Music Forward.
This unapologetically Black celebration of our collective abundance, resilience and creativity is part of FMF’s broad strategy to transform the systems of white supremacy and patriarchy, which impacts us all.
KUKUZA FEST PERFORMERS
All artists are currently in rotation 24/7 on WEENationRadio.com.
WATCH KUKUZA FEST LIVE!
Saturday, April 10, 3-5pm EST
The first Kukuza Fest took place in September 2020 and was a two-day, star-studded livestream event.
- 14,000+ views to date
- 60,000+ brand impressions
- 14 artists – Shine and the Moonbeams, Pierce Freelon, SaulPaul, Dan + Claudia Zanes, Reggie Harris, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Divinity Roxx, Aaron Nigel Smith, Rissi Palmer, Father Goose, Jabali Afrika, and more.
HELP POWER KUKUZA FEST: A SALUTE TO WOMEN
Your gift will fund every aspect of Kukuza Fest: A Salute to Women - including artist fees, production, publicity and more, and will help us reach our $10,000 budget goal. Your donation is tax deductible, and can be made through the WEE Nation Radio website.
WEE Nation Radio is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Online contributions for the charitable purposes of WEE Nation Radio must be made payable to ‘Fractured Atlas’ and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
BECOME A SPONSOR
FMF and WEE Nation Radio are committed to creating meaningful partnerships that elevate Kukuza Fest artists and your organization in innovative ways. Our sponsorship packages are customizable to you.
BECOME A PARTNER
We are looking for like-minded organizations and individuals to help us expand access to Black artists for children and families.
Individual volunteers lend their skills and time to support all aspects of Kukuza Fest. Key expertise needed:
- video editing
- writing and editing
If you have these or other skills to offer, and can contribute your time, please connect with us.
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This event is supported by our partners: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Midwest Trust Center, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, The Rotunda, Dandelion Artists, The Strand Theater, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, Change Water, Summer on the Hudson, Thousand Oaks Arts, along with artists and supporters who believe that Black women's voices are integral to family music.