For the thousands who attended the “Many Rivers to Cross Festival” this past weekend, just outside of Atlanta, it was a historic musical event. Entertainment Icon and activist Harry Belafonte sang for the first time in 12 years. The performance was part of the grand finale musical presentation called “Stir it Up,” which he curated especially for the event and produced by his organization and my client, Sankofa.org.
The festival featured an array of celebrities, artists, activists including Dave Matthews, Carlos Santana, Rosario Dawson Common, John Legend, Macklemore, Jesse Williams, Danny Glover, Wanda Sykes, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Rev. William Barber, Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter), Van Jones, Rashad Robinson (Color of Change), Umi Selah (Dream Defenders), activist Tiq Milan, Angela Davis, Sonia Sanchez,Rebel Diaz, Tef Poe, Aja Monet, Las Cafeteras, Jasiri X, Repertory Theater and new artists Soul Science Lab, and Supaman.